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Black History Month: Singer, Oscar-nominated actress Ethel Waters broke barriers

Ethel Waters was a popular blues, jazz and gospel singer and Oscar-nominated actress often credited with helping open the doors for other African-Americans in entertainment. She was also the first African-American actress to star in a television series, "The Beulah Show," a comedy series about a maid, which ran in the early 1950s. She received a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her role in the 1949 movie "Pinky" and she also was a well-respected Broadway performer.
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Black History Month: Tonya Pinkins Pays Tribute to Ethel Waters

In honor of Black History Month, Broadway.com is once again inviting Broadway artists to celebrate the Black theatermakers who inspire them. Stars are taking this chance to honor their friends, mentors, co-stars and idols for this year's edition. Continue reading to learn about the barrier-breaking performer that Tonya Pinkins is inspired by and click here to stay up to date on the series.
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Celebrating Black History: Ethel Waters, trailblazing performer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Ethel Waters was a trail blazer in the entertainment industry. Her career as an actress and singer spanned four decades. Waters started as a Blues singer and became the highest paid performer on Broadway. She released seven albums, starred in several musicals and acted in more...
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Black History Month: Singer, Oscar-nominated actress Ethel Waters broke barriers

Ethel Waters was a popular blues, jazz and gospel singer and Oscar-nominated actress often credited with helping open the doors for other African-Americans in entertainment. She was also the first African-American actress to star in a television series, "The Beulah Show," a comedy series about a maid, which ran in the early 1950s. She received a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her role in the 1949 movie "Pinky" and she also was a well-respected Broadway performer.
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