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Ethel Waters
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Vocalist
    (1896-1977)
    Recorded 'St. Louis Blues,' 'Dinah,' 'Down Home Blues,' and 'Am I Blue'
    Acted in 'Cabin in the Sky,' 'Member of the Wedding' and 'Pinky'
    She was notorious for her short temper.
    She often played 'mammies' and maids on screen (to be fair, these were often the only roles available to blacks).
    She had financial troubles during the 1950s.
    She was born out of wedlock to a teenage rape victim.
    She grew up in poverty.
    She was a devout Christian.
    She was one of the first black crossover stars, appearing on the concert stage, on Broadway and in films.
    She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 'Pinky.'

Credit: The Truffle


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