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Ms. Hattie McDaniel. First African American woman to win an Academy Award. Gone with the Wind!

Hattie McDaniel (June 1895 – October was an American actress. McDaniel 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, 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.

Black Excellence In History: Hattie McDaniel--love her and that hat!

The Loew's Grand Theatre on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia, was selected to air the premiere of the film Gone with the Wind in All the black actors, including Academy Award-winner Hattie McDaniel, were barred from attending.

Hattie McDaniel is best known for playing “Mammy” in “Gone With the Wind,” a role that won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. McDaniel was the first African American to win an academy award and this was quite a triumph, considering that this occurred in 1939.

The First: Hattie McDaniel and James Baskett

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.

1935 Shirley Temple & Hattie McDaniel in The Little Colonel♥ hmmm china or celluloid buttons on Hattie's dress? (ever the button student;)

1935 Shirley Temple & Hattie McDaniel in The Little Colonel♥ hmmm china or celluloid buttons on Hattie's dress? (ever the button student;

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 face…

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.

VARIETY Magazine Feb 23 2016 -1st African American Oscar Winner Hattie McDaniel

VARIETY Magazine Feb 23 2016 -1st African American Oscar Winner Hattie McDaniel

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