Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters
1896 - 1977
Ethel Waters  American Vocalist

Ethel Waters dating history


Ethel Waters was in relationships with Count Basie and Fletcher Henderson.

Ethel Waters had encounters with Bessie Smith, Josephine Baker and Isadora Duncan.


American Vocalist Ethel Waters was born on 31st October, 1896 in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA and passed away on 1st Sep 1977 Chatsworth, California, USA aged 80. She is most remembered for Stormy Weather. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Ethel Waters is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American women singers and American stage actors.


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First Name Ethel
Last Name Waters
Full Name at Birth Ethel Waters
Alternative Name Sweet Mama Stringbean, Ethel Waters
Birthday 31st October, 1896
Birthplace Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Died 1st September, 1977
Place of Death Chatsworth, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Disease
Height 5' 9½" (177 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Bisexual
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress
Occupation Vocalist
Claim to Fame Stormy Weather
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Gospel, Blues
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1918–1977, 1917–1977
Music Style Blues, Jazz, Early Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop
Music Mood Intimate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Passionate, Romantic, Melancholy, Nocturnal, Poignant, Elegant, Sophisticated, Stylish, Bittersweet, Wry, Soothing, Earnest, Refined/Mannered, Gentle, Playful, Sentimental, Yearning, Confident, Reflective
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Cardinal, Black Swan, Columbia, Brunswick, Decca, Liberty Music Shop, Word
Associated Acts Josephine Baker, Alberta Hunter, Bessie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Lena Horne, Ma Rainey
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Father John Waters (pianist)
Mother Louise Anderson

Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, swing, and pop music on the Broadway stage and in concerts. She began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Waters notable recordings include "Dinah", "Stormy Weather", "Taking a Chance on Love", "Heat Wave", "Supper Time", "Am I Blue?", "Cabin in the Sky", "I'm Coming Virginia", and her version of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow". Waters was the second African American to be nominated for an Academy Award. She was the first African American to star on her own television show and the first African-American woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

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Ethel Waters80 ScorpioVocalist
Isadora Duncan50 GeminiPerformance Artist
Bessie Smith43 AriesSinger
Count Basie79 LeoComposer
Fletcher Henderson55 SagittariusMusician
Josephine Baker68 GeminiDancer


Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law1971Aunt HarrietTV Show
Daniel Boone1964RachaelTV Show
The Great Adventure1963RitTV Show
Vacation Playhouse1963CarrieTV Show
Route 661960Jennie HendersonTV Show
The Sound and the Fury1959DilseyMovie
The Heart Is a Rebel1958GladysMovie
Whirlybirds1957SarahTV Show
Carib Gold1957MomMovie
Saturday Spectacular: Manhattan Tower1956Sunday School TeacherTV Movie
Matinee Theatre1955TV Show
Playwrights '561955DilseyTV Show
Climax!1954Aunt KateTV Show
G.E. True Theater1953MotherTV Show
Your Play Time1953HannahTV Show
The Member of the Wedding1952Berenice Sadie BrownMovie
Encounter1952KatherineTV Show
Beulah1950BeulahTV Show
Pinky1949Dicey JohnsonMovie
Cabin in the Sky1943Petunia JacksonMovie
Stage Door Canteen1943Ethel WatersMovie
Cairo1942Cleona JonesMovie
Tales of Manhattan1942EstherMovie
Gift of Gab1934Ethel WatersMovie
Bubbling Over1934Ethel PeabodyShort Film
Rufus Jones for President1933Mother of Rufus JonesShort Film
Change Your Luck1933EthelShort Film
On with the Show!1929EthelMovie
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