Ernestine Jones Wade (1906 - 1983)

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Nicknames: "Sapphire"
Place of Burial: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birthplace: Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA
Death: Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Actress, radio and television program Amos 'n Andy
Managed by: Telvin Gilbert
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About Ernestine Jones Wade

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.

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Ernestine Wade's Timeline

1906
August 7, 1906
Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA
1924
1924
Age 17
Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA
1983
April 15, 1983
Age 76
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
April 15, 1983
Age 76
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA