Hattie McDaniel

Actress / Singer-songwriter / Composer / Musician / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 06/10/1895 († 57, 10/26/1952) | Wichita, Kansas (United States of America (USA))
Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1893 – October 26, 1952) was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedian. For her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939), she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first African American to win an Oscar. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1975, and in 2006 she became the first black Oscar winner honored with a U.S. postage stamp. In 2010, she was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. In addition to acting, McDaniel recorded 16 blues sides between 1926 and 1929 and was a radio performer and television personality; she was the first black woman to sing on radio in the United States. Although she appeared in over 300 films, she received screen credits for only 83. McDaniel experienced racism and racial segregation throughout her career, and notably was unable to attend the premiere of Gone with the Wind in Atlanta because it was held at a whites-only theater. At the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, she sat at a segregated table at the side of the room. In 1952, McDaniel... ()
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Hattie McDaniel 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 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).

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Hattie McDaniel

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Colorado Women's Hall of Fame Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Movies with Hattie McDaniel as Actress(90)

as Herself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as Minnie (as Hattie McDaniels)1949 The Big Wheel
as Bertha1948 Mickey
as Phyllis1948 Family Honeymoon
as Celia1947 The Flame
as Cozy1946 Never Say Goodbye
as April1946 Janie Gets Married
as Cynthia1946 Margie
as Aunt Tempy1946 Song of the South
as Maid1944 3 Is a Family
as Millie1944 Hi, Beautiful
as Fidelia1944 Since You Went Away
as April, Conway's Maid1944 Janie
as Gossip in 'Ice Cold Katie' Number1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
as Aida1943 Johnny Come Lately
as Minerva Clay1942 In This Our Life
as Cleota1942 The Male Animal
as Violet1941 The Great Lie
as Cynthia, Sue's Cook1941 Affectionately Yours
as Mammy1940 Gone with the Wind
as Aunt Clara1940 Maryland
as Hattie1939 Everybody's Baby
as Dehlia1939 Zenobia
as Agatha1938 Battle Of Broadway
as Hattie (uncredited)1938 Carefree
as Belvedere1938 The Shining Hour
as Hilda1938 The Mad Miss Manton
as Hattie1938 Vivacious Lady
as Hattie - Maid at Prom Dance (uncredited)1938 Vivacious Lady
as Martha1938 The Shopworn Angel
as Hattie1937 Quick Money
as Mrs. Walker (uncredited)1937 Nothing Sacred
as Ambrosia1937 The Crime Nobody Saw
as Ella1937 True Confession
as Rosetta1937 Saratoga
as Abby1937 Racing Lady
as Jenny1937 Sky Racket
as Mamie (uncredited)1937 Don't Tell the Wife
as Hannah (as Hattie McDaniels)1937 Over the Goal
as Queenie1936 Show Boat
as Hattie1936 High Tension
as Scrubwoman in Grand Plaza Hall (uncredited)1936 Libeled Lady
as Maid1936 The Singing Kid
as Hanna1936 Next Time We Love
as Deborah1936 Postal Inspector
as Hattie1936 Star for a Night
as Mamie - Carolyn's Maid (as Hattie McDaniels)1936 The Bride Walks Out
as la mère de Buckwheat1936 Arbor Day
as Sadie1936 Reunion
as Isabella1935 Murder by Television
as Isabel McCarthy (uncredited)1935 China Seas
as Becky "Mom Beck" Porter1935 The Little Colonel
as Martha Smith (uncredited)1935 Traveling Saleslady
as Malena Burns - Maid Serving Dinner1935 Alice Adams
as Molly1935 We're Only Human
as Maid1935 Okay Toots!
as Cook1935 Wig-Wag
as Nellie (uncredited)1935 Another Face
as Hattie (Amanda in credits)1935 Music Is Magic
as Mop Buyer1934 King Kelly of the U.S.A.
as Ida Johnson1934 Lost in the Stratosphere
as Annie (uncredited)1934 Operator 13
as Tessie1934 City Park
as Mandy - the Maid1934 Fate's Fathead
as Bunny's Maid (uncredited)1934 Merry Wives of Reno
as Maid1934 Mickey's Rescue
as Aunt Dilsey1934 Judge Priest
as Abigail (uncredited)1934 Flirtation
as Rosalie1934 Babbitt
as Woman at Funeral (uncredited)1934 Imitation of Life
as Edna the Maid1933 Good-bye Love
as Manicurist1933 I'm No Angel
as Woman in Apartment House1933 Hello, Sister!
as Performer entering radio station1932 Are You Listening?
as Cora, Helen's Maid in New Orleans (uncredited)1932 Blonde Venus
as Maid (uncredited)1932 The Washington Masquerade
as Injured Patient1932 The Impatient Maiden

TV Shows/Series with Hattie McDaniel as Actress(4)

as Herself - First Black Oscar Winner (archive footage)2018 Explained
1950 Beulah

Full Name: Hattie McDaniel
Born: Monday, 06/10 1895 (June) in Wichita, Kansas (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 10/26 1952 (October) in Woodland Hills (aged: 57)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Record Label: OKeh Records
Other names for Hattie McDaniel (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Hattie McDaniels"
Hattie McDaniel frequently works together with these people:
Orry-Kelly (11x, Crew)
Bess Flowers (10x, Actress)
Van Nest Polglase (10x, Crew)
Olivia de Havilland (9x, Actress)
Irving Bacon (9x, Actor)
Heinz Roemheld (9x, Crew)
Bette Davis (8x, Actress)
Jack L. Warner (8x, Crew)
James Stewart (7x, Actor)
Perc Westmore (7x, Crew)
Sylvia Fine Kaye (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:28652, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 11/18/2021