Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1893 - October 26, 1952) was an American actress whose portrayal of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939) won her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first black person to win an Academy Award. After working as early as the 1910s as a band vocalist, Hattie McDaniel debuted as a maid in The Golden West (1932). Her maid-mammy characters became steadily more assertive, showing up first in Judge Priest (1934) and becoming pronounced in Alice Adams (1935). In this one, directed by George Stevens and aided and abetted by star Katharine Hepburn, she makes it clear she has little use for her employers' pretentious status seeking. By The Mad Miss Manton (1938) the character she portrays actually tells off her socialite employer Barbara Stanwyck and her snooty friends. This path extends into the greatest role of McDaniel's career, Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). Mammy is, in a number of ways, superior to most of the white folk surrounding her. From that point, McDaniel's roles unfortunately descended, with the characters becoming more and more menial. McDaniel played on the "Amos and Andy" and Eddie Cantor radio shows in the 1930s and 1940s, the title character in her own radio show "Beulah" (1947-51), and the same part on TV (Beulah, 1950).
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Wichita, Kansas, USA
    Birthday
    6/10/1893
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
8
Judge Priest
Judge Priest
6.4
King Kelly of the U.S.A.
King Kelly of the U.S.A.
3.5
Show Boat
Show Boat
6.7
Blonde Venus
Blonde Venus
6.8
Murder by Television
Murder by Television
3.6
George Washington Slept Here
George Washington Slept Here
6.2
Song of the South
Song of the South
6.4
Carefree
Carefree
6.7
Since You Went Away
Since You Went Away
6.4
Never Say Goodbye
Never Say Goodbye
6.1
In This Our Life
In This Our Life
6.7
The Great Lie
The Great Lie
6.9
The Mad Miss Manton
The Mad Miss Manton
6.5
Saratoga
Saratoga
6.3
The Flame
The Flame
5.3
They Died with Their Boots On
They Died with Their Boots On
6.6
Affectionately Yours
Affectionately Yours
4
Family Honeymoon
Family Honeymoon
5.7
The Big Wheel
The Big Wheel
5.9
The Shopworn Angel
The Shopworn Angel
7.1
Zenobia
Zenobia
4.6
The Shining Hour
The Shining Hour
6.6
Margie
Margie
6.9
Battle Of Broadway
Battle Of Broadway
4.2
True Confession
True Confession
5.8
The Crime Nobody Saw
The Crime Nobody Saw
5
Are You Listening?
Are You Listening?
5
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
6.5
Mickey's Rescue
Mickey's Rescue
0
Janie
Janie
5.5
Janie Gets Married
Janie Gets Married
6
Mickey
Mickey
6
Maryland
Maryland
6.2
Sky Racket
Sky Racket
3.3
Over the Goal
Over the Goal
3
Merry Go Round of 1938
Merry Go Round of 1938
5
Alice Adams
Alice Adams
6.6
I'm No Angel
I'm No Angel
6.3
We're Only Human
We're Only Human
6.5
Arbor Day
Arbor Day
6
The Washington Masquerade
The Washington Masquerade
6.5
The Male Animal
The Male Animal
4.1
Don't Tell the Wife
Don't Tell the Wife
0
Music Is Magic
Music Is Magic
4
Quick Money
Quick Money
4
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
5.8
Fate's Fathead
Fate's Fathead
0
China Seas
China Seas
6.3
City Park
City Park
0
The Bride Walks Out
The Bride Walks Out
5.3
Postal Inspector
Postal Inspector
6.3
Merry Wives of Reno
Merry Wives of Reno
4.8
Racing Lady
Racing Lady
5.3
Flirtation
Flirtation
4.4
Traveling Saleslady
Traveling Saleslady
5.9
Hello, Sister!
Hello, Sister!
5.9
3 Is a Family
3 Is a Family
0
Thank Your Lucky Stars
Thank Your Lucky Stars
6.1
Johnny Come Lately
Johnny Come Lately
6.5
Reunion
Reunion
0
High Tension
High Tension
5.4
Libeled Lady
Libeled Lady
7.3
Everybody's Baby
Everybody's Baby
0
Hi, Beautiful
9.5
The Singing Kid
The Singing Kid
4
Nothing Sacred
Nothing Sacred
6.2
Babbitt
Babbitt
6.5
The Impatient Maiden
The Impatient Maiden
0
The Little Colonel
The Little Colonel
6.4
Star for a Night
Star for a Night
6
Good-bye Love
Good-bye Love
5.5
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
6.5
Wig-Wag
Wig-Wag
0
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
8
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
5.6
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
7.5
And the Oscar Goes To...
And the Oscar Goes To...
7
Operator 13
Operator 13
5.7
Imitation of Life
Imitation of Life
7
Another Face
Another Face
4.2
The First Baby
The First Baby
0
Musical Comedy Tonight III
Musical Comedy Tonight III
0
Gentle Julia
Gentle Julia
0
Can This Be Dixie?
Can This Be Dixie?
0
45 Fathers
45 Fathers
1
Lost in the Stratosphere
Lost in the Stratosphere
4.7
The Chases of Pimple Street
The Chases of Pimple Street
6
Okay Toots!
0
The Boiling Point
The Boiling Point
4
Vivacious Lady
Vivacious Lady
6.8
The Wildcatter
The Wildcatter
0
Hollywood: The Selznick Years
Hollywood: The Selznick Years
3.3
Hattie McDaniel: or A Credit to the Motion Picture Industry
Hattie McDaniel: or A Credit to the Motion Picture Industry
0
Deep South
0
Hypnotized
Hypnotized
0
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