Hattie McDaniel

Jun 10, 1895
Wichita, Kansas, USA

Bio: Although her movie career consisted almost entirely of playing stereotypic maids and other servants, Hattie McDaniel was in fact the first black woman to sing on the radio and the first black performer to win an Academy Award, for her portrayal of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). Before coming to Hollywood, she had been a blues singer and had toured as Queenie… More


Hattie McDaniel Videos

Gone With The Wind
2 minutes 18 seconds
The Shining Hour
29 seconds
Operator 13
29 seconds
They Died With Their Boots On
3 minutes 46 seconds
Shopworn Angel
29 seconds

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