Ernestine Wade (Jones)

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Ernestine Jones Wade (Jones)

Also Known As: "Sapphire"
Birthplace: Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA
Death: Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Place of Burial: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abram S. Jones and Hazel S. Jones
Wife of Thomas Hyde Wade
Mother of Ella Mae Wade
Sister of John Reginald Jones and Jane Jones

Occupation: Actress, radio and television program Amos 'n Andy
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About Ernestine Wade (Jones)

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 (Jones)'s Timeline

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