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Wichita, Kansas, USA
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Woodland Hills, California, USA
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Mammy on Gone with the Wind
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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) she actually tells off her socialite employer Barbara Stanwyck and her snooty friends. This path extends into the greatest role of her career, Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). Here she is, in a number of ways, superior to most of the white folk surrounding her. From that point here roles unfortunately descended, with her characters becoming more and more menial. She played on the "Amos and Andy" and Eddie Cantor radio shows in the 1930s and 1940s; the title in her own radio show "Beulah" (1947-51), and the same part on TV ("Beulah" (1950)). Her part in Gone with the Wind (1939) won her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, the first black to win an Academy Award.
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East Denver High School, Denver, CO (dropped out 1910)
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Sam McDaniel, Otis McDaniel
Etta McDaniel, Orlena McDaniel
Will Rogers, Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Olivia DeHaviland, Bette Davis, Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple, Henry Fonda, David O. Selznick
Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel  (Carleton Jackson), Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood  (Jill Watts)
Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1895 – October 26, 1952) was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedienne. 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, making her the first African American to win an Academy Award.
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Hattie McDaniel died on 26th October, 1952. Her last relationship was with Larry Williams (spouse).
During her life she dated Larry Williams (spouse) from 1949 to 1950, James Lloyd Crawford from 1941 to 1945, Howard Hickman in 1938, George Langford in 1922, Tallulah Bankhead and Larry Williams.
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