A comedy series of a family with the central role pointed to their Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members.
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4   3   2   1  
1952   1951   1950  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ethel Waters ...  Beulah 39 episodes, 1950-1951
Louise Beavers ...  Beulah 33 episodes, 1952
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A comedy series of a family with the central role pointed to their Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beulah Show See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roland Reed Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Coincidentally, Hattie McDaniel and Louise Beavers, who both played the title character on the series, died exactly ten years apart: McDaniel on October 26, 1952, and Beavers on October 26, 1962. See more »

Connections

Featured in Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television (2002) See more »

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Wonderful show
3 November 2007 | by ulht1See all my reviews

I'm white - no real life experience with non-whites until the late 50's and I was born in '46. Though no real life, I watched Amos and Andy and Beulah. What I learned from them, as they were my only contact with the subject, was: there are people with skin darker than mine, they talk slightly differently than my parents and relatives in(state I was born) but a lot like my relatives in (state we moved to just before I turned 6), some are smarter than others, they are more likely to be helpful, most of them are trustworthy (I refer to those not Kingfish/partners in small cons),they have lives like my family and me.

In other words, with only those shows as data, during the time most likely for it to happen, I had no racist beliefs and a quite positive view - which nothing later changed. I understand in the vaguest possible way the NAACP attitude, but, for me, those shows were very positive!! I firmly agree with that Hazel connection - though Hazel was not one of my favorites and Beulah was.


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