Ethel Waters

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Waters in 1943

Ethel Waters (31 October 1896 – 1 September 1977) was an American actress and singer. She performed blues, jazz, gospel, pop and big band music. Her recordings included "Dinah", "Taking a Chance on Love", "Stormy Weather" and "Cabin in the Sky". Waters also appeared in several movies.

Waters was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. She died from kidney failure and uterine cancer in Chatsworth, California.