Hattie McDaniel, American actress (Gone With the Wind)  1895-1952

Hattie McDaniel (June October was an American actress. She was the first African American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind.

Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel, first African American to win an Academy Award best supporting actress)

Hattie McDaniel and Fay Bainter   Ah, award shows! Those infamously schlocky and monumentally affected parades of self-congratulation! Often we’re left wondering how such talented actors can come across so plastic on stage, but Hattie McDaniel’s acceptance speech for her 1939 role of “Mammy” in Gone with the Wind is truly moving.   Gossip columnist Louella Parsons wrote:  “Hattie McDaniel earned that gold Oscar by her fine performance of ‘Mammy’ in Gone with the Wind. If you had seen her…

Hattie McDaniel (June 1895 – October was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedienne. Best known as Mammy in Gone with the Wind first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Hattie McDaniel as Mammy in Gone with the Wind

Mammy: "Well Miss Ellen, she went down to nurse that Emmie Slattery, that white trash and she took down with it, too. And last night, she.

Hattie McDaniel | Actress Hattie McDaniel was born on June 10, 1895, in Wichita, Kansas. In 1925, she became one of the first African-American women on the radio. In 1934, she landed her on-screen break in Judge Priest. She became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind. In 1947, she starred on CBS radio's The Beulah Show. She died on October 26, 1952, in Los Angeles, California.

hattie mcdaniel - Hattie McDaniel was an American actress. She was the first African American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind.

Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winner for "Gone WIth the Wind," was a member of the AWVS during WWII.

Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winner for "Gone WIth the Wind and the first African American to win an Academy Award." She was a member of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS) during WWII.

Hattie McDaniel - Although her role of "Mammy" was and still is controversial, Hattie McDaniel was the first black performer to win an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in "Gone With the Wind." She was also the first black woman to sing on the radio.

- Although her role of "Mammy" was and still is controversial, Hattie McDaniel was the first black performer to win an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in "Gone With the Wind." She was also the first black woman to sing on the radio.

Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1895 – October 26, 1952) became the first black performer to win an Academy Award, which she received for Best Supporting Actress as Mammy in Gone With The Wind (1939). She earned her keep as a professional singer/songwriter, comedienne, stage actress, radio actress, and television star. Like fellow black performer William Walker [see above], she was a child of former slaves, and she too was a pioneer who helped paved the way toward equality in America for people of…

Hattie McDaniel as Mammy in 'Gone With The Wind'. When she met with producer, David O. Selznick, Hattie McDaniel was in full costume in a successful effort to beat her main rival Louise Beavers to the part.

Hattie McDaniel takes a break during the filming of Gone With the Wind 1939

Hattie McDaniel takes a break during the filming of Gone With the Wind, 1939

Happy Birthday, Hattie McDaniel, born today, June 10 in 1892! Hattie McDaniel — Film Pioneer. Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American person to win an Academy Award. She is pictured above accepting her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (from Fay Bainter) for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind...

Hattie McDaniel, left, was given the Motion Picture Academy award for the best performance of an actress in a supporting role in 1939 for her work as "Mammy" in "Gone With the Wind"

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Fact: Old Hollywood made her wear extra layers of clothes to appear bigger than she really was.

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