Butterfly McQueen

Jan 7, 1911
Tampa, Florida, USA


Born in Tampa, where her father worked as a stevedore and her mother as a maid, Thelma McQueen determined early in life to become a dancer. By age 13 she was living in Harlem performing with a dance troupe and theater company. While appearing in a 1935 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, she danced in the Butterfly Ballet, earning her professional… More


Butterfly McQueen Videos

Gone With The Wind
2 minutes 18 seconds
Mildred Pierce
2 minutes 17 seconds
The Mosquito Coast
2 minutes 28 seconds
The Women
3 minutes 28 seconds

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