Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1895 – October 26, 1952) was an African American stage actress, professional singer-songwriter, and comedian. She is best known for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first Academy Award won by an African American entertainer. In addition to acting in many films, McDaniel was a radio performer and television star; she was the first black woman to sing on radio in the United States. She appeared in over 300 films, although she received screen credits for only 80 or so. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Born:||Jun 10, 1895 in Wichita, KS, United States|
|Died:||Oct 26, 1952|