January 25, 1944: Marlin Hurt makes an appearance as a black maid on 'McGee'

January 25, 1944: White actor Marlin Hurt made his first appearance as a black maid, Beulah, in Fibber McGee and Molly. Later on, the character Beulah itself became a radio series in 1945.

This appearance led to The Beulah Show, which was the first show to star a black actress