WorldCat Identities

Waters, Ethel 1896-1977

Works: 906 works in 1,521 publications in 5 languages and 18,741 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Music  Romance films  Documentary films  Fantasy films  Nonfiction films  Excerpts 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Singer, Author, Composer, Lyricist, Originator, Costume designer, Conductor
Classifications: ML420.W24, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ethel Waters
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Most widely held works by Ethel Waters
Cabin in the sky by Vernon Duke( Visual )

33 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fable of rascally Little Joe, torn between the love of his good wife Petunia and the wiles of good-time bad girl Georgia Brown ... and caught in a tug-of-war between emissaries from the Lord and Satan
Pinky by Elia Kazan( Visual )

22 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A racially mixed woman working as a nurse in Boston finds she can pass as White, but leaves her fiance afraid that her true heritage will be discovered. Back at home in Mississippi, she is named heiress of an estate that her family has worked for, touching off a heated situation among the locals amidst a trial
Ken Burns jazz : the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
Yes sir, that's my baby : the golden years of Tin Pan Alley, 1920-1929( Recording )

9 editions published between 1925 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ladies sing the blues by View Video( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic filmed performances of women blues singers from 1929 through the 1950's. Includes background information on the singers as well as the performances
The vintage Berlin by Irving Berlin( Recording )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhapsodies in black : music and words from the Harlem Renaissance( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only collection in existence documenting the music, art and literature of the new negro of the Harlem Renaissance featuring digitally restored original recordings as well as new readings of renaissance literature plus a book containing rare previously unpublished photos, artwork and writings."
Cabin in the sky : original motion picture soundtrack by Vernon Duke( )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stormy weather by Andrew L Stone( Visual )

7 editions published between 1943 and 2000 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginatively photographed though otherwise conventional all-Black musical featuring a host of top musical performers
The member of the wedding by Prod Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation( Visual )

11 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling rejected when she's not allowed to accompany her brother on his honeymoon, a 12-year-old tomboy decides to run away from home
Blues masters : the essential history of the blues( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare performances and historical footage tracing the development of American blues music
Wild women don't have the blues by Christine Dall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blueswomen as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, AlbertaHunter, Ida Cox, and others
Tales of Manhattan by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Smith sees the coat in the shop and tells the proprietor that she would love to buy it for her husband Charles, who is an accomplished musician and composer. At that moment, Charles, who is playing piano in a saloon, leaves his degrading job to watch the famed conductor Arturo Bellini at a rehearsal. Charles' friend, Wilson, convinces Bellini to see Charles, and despite his fright, Charles plays his Bacchanale moderne for the conductor. Bellini is impressed with the piece and offers Charles the opportunity to conduct it at his next concert. On the night of the event, Wilson tells Charles that he must wear a formal tail coat. As Charles rushes to the theater, Mrs. Smith returns to the pawnshop and buys the coat, which is much too small for Charles. Nothing can be done, however, so Charles goes onstage and conducts his symphony. The coat tears twice as Charles moves vigorously and the audience begins to laugh. One of the musicians finally informs Charles, who removes his coat, but the laughter continues to swell. As Charles sobs onstage, Bellini stands in his box and slowly removes his own coat. Ashamed of their behavior, the other men in the audience remove their coats and applaud as Bellini gestures for Charles to resume. Charles' music is then a success, and after he leaves the hall with his wife and Wilson, he gives the coat to a worker for the Society to Aid the Friendless
Cole Porter by Cole Porter( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethel Waters on stage and screen (1925-1940) by Ethel Waters( Recording )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Kramer film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collections contains the movies, Guess who's coming to dinner, Member of the wedding, Ship of fools, Wild one, 5,000 fingers of Dr. T
At home abroad by Arthur Schwartz( Recording )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His eye is on the sparrow by Ethel Waters( Book )

33 editions published between 1951 and 1992 in English and French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethel Waters's His Eye is on the Sparrow stands as perhaps the greatest autobiography of a black female performer, capturing both the horror and the joy of the African American woman's experience through the often bitter yet always forgiving voice of an indomitable spirit
Irving Berlin song book by Irving Berlin( )

1 edition published in 2009 and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down in my soul( )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.18 for To me it's ... to 0.78 for I︠A︡ ishch ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Cabin in the sky
PinkyStormy weatherBlues masters : the essential history of the bluesHis eye is on the sparrowHeat wave : the life and career of Ethel WatersEthel Waters : Stormy weatherWomen of our time : an album of twentieth-century photographs
Alternative Names
Etel Voters

Ethel Walters

Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters actrice américaine

Ethel Waters actriz estadounidense

Ethel Waters Amerikaans actrice (1896-1977)

Ethel Waters amerikansk skådespelare, musiker och sångare

Ethel Waters amerikansk skodespelar, musikar og songar

Ethel Waters amerikansk skuespiller, musiker og sanger

Ethel Waters amerykańska wokalistka bluesowa i jazzowa, aktorka

Ethel Waters ator

Ethel Waters attrice statunitense

Ethel Waters US-amerikanische Schauspielerin und Sängerin

Howard, Ethel 1896-1977

Waters, Ethel 1900-1977

Етел Вотерс

Уотерс, Этель

אתל ווטרס שחקנית אמריקאית

اتل واترز بازیگر، موسیقی‌دان، و خواننده آمریکایی


English (237)

French (3)

German (1)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)