Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fibber McGee & Molly - March 14, 1944 - Dinner Party/Beulah Is Hired

Having just hired their new maid, Beulah (who only works Tuesday nights because that's when they need her the most), the McGees plan a dinner party.

The character of Beulah was originated by white actor Marlin Hurt using a black dialect and was popular on radio. Beulah moved on to her own series in 1945, and later to television. After Hurt's abrupt death from a heart attack in 1946, the role was played by black actresses including Hattie McDaniel, Ethel Waters and Louise Beavers, among others.

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