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“Beulah” became the first ever TV series that starred an African-American and the very 1st to star an African-American woman until “Diahann Carroll” did it again in the series “Julia” that premiered on 17 September 1968. “Beulah” was a situation comedy that followed on the heels of its’ predecessor on Radio but with an entirely New cast of Stars. The show premiered on Tuesday night, 3 October 1950 at 7:30 PM on “ABC” TV. Each show episode was 30 minutes long and the series aired on the same night, same time and same channel until its’ final episode aired on 22 September 1953. Three different actresses played the title role--Ethel Waters, Hattie McDaniel, and Louise Beavers.

Episode Info

Final: 3x17 -- Harry Builds a Den (Dec/23/1952)

Ethel WatersEthel Waters
As Beulah (S01)
Louise BeaversLouise Beavers
As Beulah (S02-S03)
Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel
As Beulah (S02, episodes 17-22)
Percy HarrisPercy Harris
As Bill Jackson (S01)
Dooley WilsonDooley Wilson
As Bill Jackson (S02)
Ernest WhitmanErnest Whitman
As Bill Jackson (S02-S03)
William Post, Jr.William Post, Jr.
As Harry Henderson (S01)
David BruceDavid Bruce
As Harry Henderson (S02-S03)
Ginger JonesGinger Jones
As Alice Henderson (S01)
Jane FrazeeJane Frazee
As Alice Henderson (S02-S03)

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Producer: Tom McKnight
Associate Producer: Guy V. Thayer Jr.
Director of Photography: Walter Strenge
Art Director: McClure Capps
Production Manager: Richard L'estrange
Film Editor: Thomas Neff
Supervising Editor: S. Roy Luby

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 07:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 03, 1950
Ended: September 22, 1953
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