Ethel Waters

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Ethel Waters


From Inside the head of... Morrissey - Daily Mail (May 20, 2017)

What song do you want at your funeral?

Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone by Ethel Waters.

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African-American singer and actress. Born Chester, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1896. Died Chatsworth, California September 1, 1977. Inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame in 1973. She started her career in the 1920s singing blues and also performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts. Married to Eddy Mallory (1938-1945). Great aunt of singer Crystal Waters.

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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. 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.