Waters, Ethel Biography

biography of Waters, Ethel

Sweet Mama Stringbean
31 October 1896, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
1 September 1977, Chatsworth, California, USA (heart disease)
The child of a teenage rape victim, 'Ethel Waters' (qv) grew up in the slums of Philadelphia and neighboring cities, seldom living anywhere for more than a few weeks at a time. "No one raised me, " she recollected, "I just ran wild." She excelled not only at looking after herself, but also at singing and dancing; she began performing at church functions, and as a teenager was locally renowned for her "hip shimmy shake". In 1917 she made her debut on the black vaudeville circuit; billed as "Sweet Mama Stringbean" for her tall, lithe build, she broke through with her rendition of "St. Louis Blues", which Waters performed in a softer and subtler style than her rivals, Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith. Beginning with her appearances in Harlem nightclubs in the late 1920s, then on the lucrative "white time" vaudeville circuit, she became one of America's most celebrated and highest-paid entertainers. At the Cotton Club, she introduced "Stormy Weather", composed for her by 'Harold Arlen' (qv): she wrote of her performance, "I was singing the story of my misery and confusion, the story of the wrongs and outrages done to me by people I had loved and trusted". Impressed by this performance, 'Irving Berlin (I)' (qv) wrote "Supper Time", a song about a lyncing, for Waters to perform in a Broadway revue. She later became the first African-American star of a national radio show. In middle age, first on Broadway and then in the movies, she successfully recast herself as a dramatic actress. Devoutly religious but famously difficult to get along with, Waters found few roles worthy of her talents in her later years.
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-   'Merritt Purnsley' (1910 - 1911) (divorced)

-   'Ed Mallory' (1938 - 1 September 1977) (her death)

-   'Matthews, Clyde Edward' (1929 - 1934) (divorced)

-   Singer 'Crystal Waters (I)' (qv) is her great-niece.

-   Sang with the 'Billy Graham (I)' (qv) Crusade in her later years, always to a warm reception, and recorded several albums of sacred music for Word Records. Became a born-again Christian at one of Graham's crusades in the late 1950s.

-   Was the second African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award. The first was 'Hattie McDaniel' (qv), who won for her performance in _Gone with the Wind (1939)_ (qv).

-   Married three times; had no children.

-   Her favorite hymn was "His Eye Is on the Sparrow." She used it for the title of her autobiography.

-   Ethel was born to a 12-year-old mother, Louise Anderson, who had been raped at knife point by a man named John Waters. Although she was raised by her maternal grandmother, Sally Anderson, she took her father's surname.

-   Performed for the first time at the age of five in a children's church program; given the first chance to sing on an amateur night at a Philadelphia club on her 15th birthday and was hired on the spot and billed as "Sweet Mama Stringbean"; and made her vaudeville debut in 1917 at the Lincoln Theater in Baltimore, Maryland.

-   She recorded her first two songs, "The New York Glide" and "At the New Jump Steady Ball," in 1921 on the Cardinal Record label. That same year, she was the first artist to record for Black Swan, 'W.C. Handy' (qv)'s record label. By the early 1930s, she had introduced fifty song hits.

-   She got religion in the late 1950s and performed and toured with evangelist 'Billy Graham (I)' (qv) until her death in 1977.

-   Never learned how to read music.

-   Husband Edward Mallory was an orchestra leader whom Ethel performed with.

-   Waters was honored on a U.S. Postal Service stamp issued September 1, 1994 as part of the Legends of American Music series. Her stamp was issued at a ceremony at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, along with stamps honoring Nat 'King' Cole, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson and Ethel Merman. A west coast ceremony was held by the U.S. Postal Service at Compton Community College in Compton, CA the next day. The city of Compton declared September 2, 1994 'Nat King Cole/Ethel Waters Day' for the occasion.

-   Waters has had three of her recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: "Dinah" (Columbia Records, 1925) in 1998; "Stormy Weather" (Brunswick Records, 1933) in 2003; and "Am I Blue?" (Columbia Records, 1929) in 2007. Her "Stormy Weather" recording was also inducted into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry in 2004.

-   Won a Joseph Jefferson Award as Best Guest Artist in a Locally Produced Play in 1970 for her performance in "The Member of the Wedding" at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago. The award was presented to her by 'Cyd Charisse' (qv).

-   Often appeared on the various radio & TV shows of New York City media couple "Tex & Jinx" (John Reagan 'Tex' McCrary & Eugenia 'Jinx' Lincoln Falkenberg). Waters appeared as a regular on the Tex & Jinx TV Show over WNBT in NYC starting January 29, 1954.

-   October 15, 1953 was designated "Ethel Waters Day" in New York City by Mayor Vincent R. Impellitteri. Waters was honored in a City Hall ceremony by the Mayor and the Negro Actors Guild for her "limitless and tireless efforts" in advancing the country's democratic ideals at home and abroad. Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, founders of the Guild, were on hand for the occasion.

-   There is a park named in her honor in her hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania. Ethel Waters Park is located at Third & Dock Streets and a plaque reading "dedicated to the city of Chester for the enjoyment of its people" was placed there May 1, 1972 following "Ethel Waters Week," which ran from April 24th to April 30, 1972. April 30, 1972 was proclaimed "Ethel Waters Day" in Pennsylvania by then governor Milton Shapp. Waters was on hand for the ceremonies.

-   Universal Pictures announced in November 1968 that they would be making a movie version of Waters autobiography "His Eye Is On the Sparrow" from a screenplay by Peter S. Feibleman, with Julian Blaustein producing. It was planned to use an unknown to play Waters but the film was never made.

-   Waters made headlines in January 1957 when she appeared on the game show "Break the $250,000 Bank" and announced that she was broke and needed the money to pay off back taxes owed to the I.R.S. She won $10,000 by the end of her second week (her winning category was religious music) when the show was abruptly canceled. She accepted the chance to appear on the new show, "Hold That Note" but she wasn't the winner when she appeared on the first episode of the new series.

-   (10/22/33-2/25/34) Radio: Appeared on "The American Revue" on CBS Radio.

-   (1953). Stage Play: At Home With Ethel Waters. Special/musical revue. Music for "I Ain't Gonna Sin No More" by 'Con Conrad' (qv) and 'Herb Magidson' (qv). Lyrics for "I Ain't Gonna Sin No More" by Con Conrad and Herb Magidson. Music and lyrics for "Sleepy Time Down South" by 'Clarence Muse' (qv), 'Leon René' (qv) and 'Otis René' (qv). Music and lyrics for "Throw Dirt" by 'Shelton Brooks' (qv). Music for "Am I Blue" and "Dinah" by 'Harry Akst' (qv). Lyrics for "Am I Blue" by Grant Clarke. Music for "Half of Me" by 'Peter De Rose' (qv) and Sam M. Lewis. Lyrics for "Half of Me" by Peter De Rose. Lyrics for "Half of Me" and "Dinah" by Sam M. Lewis. Music for "Washtub Rubstudy," "Dance Hall Hostess" and "Somethin' Told Me..." by 'Alberta Nichols' (qv). Lyrics for "Washtub Rubstudy," "Dance Hall Hostess" and "Somethin' Told Me..." by 'Mann Holiner' (qv). Music for "Bread and Gravy" by 'Hoagy Carmichael' (qv). Music for "Love For Sale" by 'Cole Porter' (qv). Lyrics for "Dinah" by Joe Young. Music / lyrics for "Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night" by Ethel Waters and 'Sidney Easton' (qv). Music for "My Man" by 'Maurice Yvain' (qv). French Lyrics for "My Man" by Albert Willemetz and Jacques Charles. English Lyrics for "My Man" by 'Channing Pollock (I)' (qv). Music / lyrics for "St. Louis Blues" by 'W.C. Handy' (qv). Music / lyrics for "Suppertime" by Irving Berlin. Music for "Takin' a Chance on Love" and "Cabin in the Sky" by 'Vernon Duke' (qv). Lyrics for "Takin' a Chance on Love" and "Cabin in the Sky" by 'John La Touche' (qv). Lyrics for "Takin' a Chance on Love" by 'Ted Fetter' (qv). Music for "Happiness is Jes' a Thing Called Joe" and "Stormy Weather" by 'Harold Arlen' (qv). Lyrics for "Happiness is Jes' a Thing Called Joe" by 'E.Y. Harburg' (qv). Music for "Lady Be Good' by 'George Gershwin' (qv). Lyrics for "Lady Be Good" by 'Ira Gershwin' (qv). Lyrics for "Stormy Weather" by 'Ted Koehler' (qv). Directed by 'Richard Barr (I)' (qv). 48th Street Theatre: 22 Sep 1953-10 Oct 1953 (23 performances). Cast: 'Ethel Waters' (qv). Produced by Richard Barr and Charles Bowden.

-   (1950) Stage: Appeared in "The Member of the Wedding" on Broadway.

-   (1945) Stage: Appeared in "Blue Holiday" on Broadway. Musical revue (all-black cast).

-   (1935) Stage: Appeared in "At Home Abroad" on Broadway. Musical revue.

-   (1931) Stage: Appeared in "Rhapsody in Black", produced on Broadway. Musical (all Black cast). Book / Directed by Lew Leslie. Sam H. Harris Theatre: 4 May 1931-Jul 1931 (closing date unknown/80 performances). Cast: Ernest Allen, Avis Andrews, Berry Brothers, Pike Davis' Orchestra, Dennis Dean, Samuel Gray, Cecil Mack's Choir, Blue McAllister, Al Moore, 'Tim Moore (I)' (qv), Eddie Rector, Joseph Steel, Eloise Uggams, Valaida.

-   (1933) Stage: Appeared (as "Ella", "Josephine Baker") in "As Thousands Cheer" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music / lyrics by 'Irving Berlin (I)' (qv). Book by 'Moss Hart' (qv). Musical Director: 'Frank Tours' (qv). Music orchestrated by 'Adolph Deutsch' (qv), Frank Tours, Ed Powell, Russell Wooding and Helmy Kresa. Choreographed by Charles Weidman. Press Representative: 'John Peter Toohey' (qv). Directed by 'Hassard Short' (qv). Music Box Theatre: 30 Sep 1933-8 Sep 1934 (400 performances). Cast: 'Helen Broderick' (qv) (as "Mrs. Andrews, "Mrs. Hoover," "Majestic Sails at Midnight" Singer, "Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.," "Mrs. Williams," "Aimee Semple MacPherson," "Mrs. Fisher," "Queen Mary"), 'Marilyn Miller (I)' (qv), 'Clifton Webb' (qv) (as "Douglas Fairbanks Jr., "Mahatma Gandhi," "Mons. Peppiton," "Henry Perlmutter," "John D. Rockefeller, Sr."), Leslie Adams, Helen Bache, Jack Barnes, Jeanette Bradley, Robert Castaine, Debby Coleman, Peggy Cornell, 'Jerome Cowan' (qv) (as "Editor," "Second Reporter," "Majestic Sails at Midnight" Singer), Arthur Craig, Dorothy Dodd, Elsie Duffy, Helen Ericson, 'Hal Forde' (qv) (as "Langley"), Robert Gorham, Thomas Hamilton, Hamtree Harrington, Jay Hunter, Letitia Ide, Harry Joyce, Jose Limon, Katherine Litz, William Matons, Fred Mayon, Irene McBride, Katherine Mulowney, Jeanette Mundell, 'Harry Murray (I)' (qv) (as "Prince DeLuneville," "First Reporter," "Camera Man," "Second Bellboy"), Chester O'Brien, Mortimer O'Brien, John Perkins, Paul Pierce, Margaret Sande, Toni Sorel, Harry Stockwell, Ward Tallmon, Lucille Taylor, Harold Voeth, Jack Voeth, Elsa Walbridge, Teddy West, Paula Yasqour. Produced by 'Sam Harris (IV)' (qv).

-   (1939) Stage: Appeared (as "Hagar") in "Mamba's Daughters" on Broadway. Written by 'Dorothy Heyward' (qv) and 'DuBose Heyward' (qv) (based on his novel). Featuring songs by 'Jerome Kern' (qv). Directed / produced by 'Guthrie McClintic' (qv). Empire Theatre: 3 Jan 1939-May 1939 (closing date unknown/162 performances). Cast: 'Oliver Barbour' (qv) (as "The Prosecuting Attorney; final Broadway role), Edna Beane, Reginald Beane, Altunar Branan, Inez Branan, Anne Brown, Willie Bryant, Georgia Burke (as "Eva"), Doris Champion, Rebecca Champion, Bob Coogan, John Cornell, Helen Dowdy, 'José Ferrer (I)' (qv) (as "St. Julien DeC. Wentworth Saint"), Georgette Harvey (as "Mamba"), Mary Holmes, Alberta Hunter, 'Rosamond Johnson' (qv) (as "The Rev. Quintus Whaley"), Ella Mae Lashley, 'Canada Lee' (qv) (as "Drayton"), Assotta Marshall, Fredye Marshall, Henry May, Arthur McLean, Harry Mestayer, Joyce Miller, Rena Mitchell, Dorothy Paul, Hayes Pryor, Ethel Purnello, Robert Raines, Maud Russell (as "Jane"), John Rustad, Louis Sharp, 'Al Stokes (I)' (qv) (as "Davey"), 'Fredi Washington' (qv), Edna Waters, Bradley Wilson, Jimmy Wright.

-   (1940) Stage: Appeared (as "Petunia Jackson") in "Cabin in the Sky" on Broadway. Musical fantasy. Music by 'Vernon Duke' (qv). Book by 'Lynn Root' (qv) (based on his story "Little Joe"). Lyrics by 'John La Touche' (qv). Vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin. Musical Director: Max Meth. Music orchestrated by 'Domenico Savino' (qv), Charles Cook, Fod Livingston and Nathan Van Cleve. Scenic Design by 'Boris Aronson' (qv). Staged / choreographed by 'George Balanchine' (qv). Directed by Albert Lewis. Martin Beck Theatre: 25 Oct 1940-8 Mar 1941 (156 performances). Cast: Talley Beattey (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Wilson Bradley (as "Messenger Boy" / "J. Rosamond Johnson Singer"), Claude Brown (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Georgia Burke (as "Lily"), Dick Campbell (as "Domino Johnson"), Rebecca Champion (as "J. Rosamond Johnson Singer"), Rita Christiana (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Helen Dowdy (as "J. Rosamond Johnson Singer"), Todd Duncan (as "The Lawd's General"), 'Katherine Dunham' (qv) (as "Georgia Brown"), Earl Edwards (as "Second Henchman"), Lucille Ellis (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Maurice Ellis (as "Third Henchman"), Jiene Moxzer Harris (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer" / "Imp"), 'Rex Ingram (I)' (qv) (as "Lucifer, Jr."), Clarence Jacobs (as "J. Rosamond Johnson Singer"), J. Louis Johnson (as "John Henry"), 'Rosamond Johnson' (qv) (as "Brother Green"), Lawaune Kennard (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Ella MacLashley (as "J. Rosamond Johnson Singer"), Fradye Marshall (as "J. Rosamond Johnson Singer"), Alexander McDonald (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer/Imp"), Roberta McLaurin (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Arthur McLean (as "J. Rosamond Johnson Singer"), Al Moore (as "Dude"), Jieno Moxzer (as "Imp"), Rajah Ohardieno (as "Imp/Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Evelyn Pilcher (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Eulabel Riley (as "J. Rosamond Johnson Singer"), Carmencita Romero (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Edith Ross (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), 'Archie Savage' (qv) (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer" / "Imp"), Louis Sharp (as "Dr. Jones" / "J. Rosamond Johnson Singer"), 'Al Stokes (I)' (qv) (as "Devil's Messenger" / "J. Rosamond Johnson Singer"), Earl Sydnor (as "First Henchman"), J. Emanuel Vanderhans (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Laura Vaughns (as "J. Rosamond Johnson Singer"), Candido Vicenti (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Lavinia Williams (as "Katherine Dunham Dancer"), Milton Williams (as "Fleetfoot"), 'Dooley Wilson' (qv) (as "Little Joe Jackson"), Thomas Woosley. Produced by Albert Lewis and 'Vinton Freedley' (qv).

-   (1952) Stage: Appeared in national touring company of "Member of the Wedding". Also in cast: 'Brandon De Wilde' (qv).

-   (14 June 1939) Waters performed an except from her hit play "Mamba's Daughters" on the, then experimental, television station W2XBS (now WNBC) in New York City.

-   (1974) Appeared on the second episode of "Soul Free," a syndicated religious program produced by the 'Billy Graham (I)' (qv) Ministries. Waters was interviewed by the program's host Dr. 'Ralph Bell (II)' (qv).

-   Ethel Waters, w/Charles Samuels. _His Eye Is on the Sparrow: An Autobiography._ New York: Da Capo Press, 1951.

-   'Stephen Bourne (I)' (qv). _Ethel Waters: Stormy Weather._ Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007. ISBN 0810859025

-   Twila Knaack. _Ethel Waters: I Touched a Sparrow._ Minneapolis, MN: Word Books/World Wide Publications, 1978. ISBN 9780849900846

-   Juliann DeKorte. _Ethel Waters: Finally Home._ Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1978. ISBN 9780800709341

-   Ethel Waters. _To Me It's Wonderful._ New York: Harper & Row, 1972. ISBN 978-0020692706

-   'Donald Bogle' (qv). _Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters._ New York: Harper, 2011. ISBN 978-0061241734

-   Regester, Charlene. _African American Actresses._ Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010. ISBN 978253354754

-   I just let singing out the way it comes to me. Once the orchestra gets used to letting themselves go, everything works out fine. The song is really the main thing, the song and the way you sing it.

-   I guess singing is the traditional outlet for the colored people. The very thing that is paramount in my mind I can find expression for in just humming a song. But, of course, there is solid prayer for other things in my mind. Oh, I can get angry and curse a little (of course, the Lord look the other way). I don't take the Lord's name in vain, don't get that idea. But I have a vocabulary without the Lord's name that could raise the roof. You understand what I'm saying, sugar?

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