Hattie McDaniel

singer and actress
Born: 1895
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas

McDaniel began her career as a teen, performing for traveling black minstrel shows in the West, and later sang in theaters and clubs. She made her film debut in 1932's The Golden West, and thereafter played a number of mammy-maid parts, many of them assertive and independent-minded. In 1939 she received the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind, becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award. She also appeared on a number of radio shows, including Amos 'n' Andy, and she starred in her own radio show, Beulah, from 1947 to 1951.

Died: 1952

Dylan McDermottMFrances McDormand

More on Hattie McDaniel from Fact Monster:

  • June 10 Birthdays: Maurice Sendak - June 10 birthdays: Maurice Sendak, Saul Bellow, Robert Maxwell, Saul Bellow, Tara Lipinski, Gustave Courbet, Judy Garland, Robert Maxwell, Hattie McDaniel
  • Whoopi Goldberg - Biography of Whoopi Goldberg, Star of the Hollywood comedy Sister Act
  • Kansas - Information on Kansas — economy, government, culture, state map and flag, major cities, points of interest, famous residents, state motto, symbols, nicknames, and other trivia.
  • Wichita, Kans. - Information on Wichita, Kans. — economy, government, culture, state map and flag, major cities, points of interest, famous residents, state motto, symbols, nicknames, and other trivia.
  • Information Please: 1952 - 1952 Previous Year | Next Year World | U.S. | Economics | Sports | Entertainment | Science | Deaths ...