The Beulah Show
The first sitcom to feature an African American woman in the lead role. Ethel Waters starred as Beulah for the first two years of the TV program before quitting the show in 1951. Hattie McDaniel, star of radio's Beulah, joined the cast around September of that year but only filmed six episodes of the second season before falling ill. She was quickly replaced by Louise Beavers in later 1951, who stayed with the show until its cancellation. These seven episodes are thought to be the only ones still in existence.
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