Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters 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. Her 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, 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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Paramount Records artists
Classic female blues singers
Jubilee Records artists
Torch singers
Vocalion Records artists
LGBT actresses
LGBT people from Pennsylvania
Singers from Pennsylvania
American gospel singers
Mercury Records artists
RCA Victor artists
African-American Catholics
Bisexual women

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