Ethel Waters Quotes

Ethel Waters Quotes: After years in white theaters I dreaded working in colored houses. The noise, the stomping, whistling, and cheering that hadn't annoyed me when I was young was now something I dreaded.
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Ethel Waters Quote: I have no acting technique I act instinctively. That's why I can't play any role that isn't based on something in my life.
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Quotes about Ethel Waters: There is a great supply of amateur undertakers in show business.
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Quote about Ethel Waters: I found that a couple of bottles of beer would give me a lift, but the third bottle would sober me up.
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Ethel Waters Sayings: The greatest acts in colored show business had long made Harlem their home and favorite stamping ground.
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Ethel Waters Saying: I had a probing mind and an elephant memory.
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Sayings about Ethel Waters: I could always open shows, perform through the middle, and close shows.
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Saying about Ethel Waters: If whites bored me, it was because they bored themselves. They seemed to get little fun out of life and were desperately lonely.
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Ethel Waters Quotes: We show girls were forced to live in whorehouses in each town, no other accommodations being available.
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Ethel Waters Quote: Mom never quit on me. My only regret is that she didn't live long enough to share some of the money and comforts my work in show business has brought me.
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