Ernestine Wade

Ernestine Wade

Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Death 15 Apr 1983 (aged 76)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 21 and one half, Grave 3 NW
Memorial ID 6806324 · View Source
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Actress. In the 1940s, she went to Hollywood, got a job as a secretary, later auditioned for music opportunities and was cast to do voice-overs in the animated Disney film "Song of the South" (1946). She is best remembered for her role as 'Sapphire Stevens' on the comedy "Amos 'n' Andy" radio show and later on the television series which ran 1951 to 1953. Her film credits included "Three Violent People" (1956), "The Girl He Left Behind" (1956), "Full of Life" (1956), "Bernadine" (1957) and "The Guns of Fort Petticoat" (1957). On TV she guest starred in "The Adventures of Jim Bowie", "Family Affair", "Playhouse 90", "Somebody Upstairs" and "That's My Mama". She was also an accomplished organist and vocalist whom had a naturally beautiful voice.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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