Hattie McDaniel

Birthday:
06/10/1895
Place of birth:
Wichita, Kansas, USA:
Biography:
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).

Credits

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988)
as (archive footage)
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1985)
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)
as Herself (archive footage)
The Big Wheel (1949)
as Minnie
Family Honeymoon (1948)
as Phyllis
Mickey (1948)
as Bertha
The Flame (1947)
as Celia
Song of the South (1946)
as Aunt Tempy
Never Say Goodbye (1946)
as Cozy
Margie (1946)
as Cynthia
Janie Gets Married (1946)
as April
Hi, Beautiful (1944)
as Millie
Three Is a Family (1944)
as Maid
Janie (1944)
as April, Conway's Maid
Since You Went Away (1944)
as Fidelia
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
as Gossip in 'Ice Cold Katie' Number
Johnny Come Lately (1943)
as Aida
George Washington Slept Here (1942)
as Hester
In This Our Life (1942)
as Minerva Clay
The Male Animal (1942)
as Cleota
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
as Callie
Affectionately Yours (1941)
as Cynthia, Sue's Cook
The Great Lie (1941)
as Violet
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
as Herself
Maryland (1940)
as Aunt Clara
Gone with the Wind (1939)
as Mammy
Zenobia (1939)
as Dehlia
Everybody's Baby (1939)
as Hattie
The Shining Hour (1938)
as Belvedere
The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
as Hilda
Carefree (1938)
as Hattie (uncredited)
The Shopworn Angel (1938)
as Martha
Vivacious Lady (1938)
as Hattie (uncredited)
Battle Of Broadway (1938)
as Agatha
True Confession (1937)
as Ella
Quick Money (1937)
as Hattie
Nothing Sacred (1937)
as Mrs. Walker (uncredited)
Merry Go Round of 1938 (1937)
as Maid
Over the Goal (1937)
as Hannah
Sky Racket (1937)
as Jenny
Saratoga (1937)
as Rosetta
The Crime Nobody Saw (1937)
as Ambrosia
Don't Tell the Wife (1937)
as Mamie (uncredited)
Racing Lady (1937)
as Abby
Reunion (1936)
as Sadie
Libeled Lady (1936)
as Scrubwoman in Grand Plaza Hall (uncredited)
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936)
as Ellen Belle
Star for a Night (1936)
as Hattie
Postal Inspector (1936)
as Deborah
The Bride Walks Out (1936)
as Mamie
High Tension (1936)
as Hattie
Show Boat (1936)
as Queenie
Arbor Day (1936)
as la mère de Buckwheat
The Singing Kid (1936)
as Maid (uncredited)
The First Baby (1936)
Next Time We Love (1936)
as Hanna
We're Only Human (1935)
as Molly
Another Face (1935)
as Nellie (uncredited)
Music Is Magic (1935)
as Hattie (Amanda in credits)
Murder by Television (1935)
as Isabella
Alice Adams (1935)
as Malena Burns - Maid Serving Dinner
China Seas (1935)
as Isabel McCarthy (uncredited)
Wig-Wag (1935)
as Cook
Traveling Saleslady (1935)
as Martha Smith (uncredited)
The Little Colonel (1935)
as Becky "Mom Beck" Porter
Babbitt (1934)
as Rosalie
Imitation of Life (1934)
as Woman at Funeral (uncredited)
Fate's Fathead (1934)
as Mandy - the Maid
Flirtation (1934)
as Abigail (uncredited)
Judge Priest (1934)
as Aunt Dilsey
King Kelly of the U.S.A. (1934)
as Mop Buyer
Operator 13 (1934)
as Annie (uncredited)
City Park (1934)
as Tessie
Merry Wives of Reno (1934)
as Bunny's Maid (uncredited)
Mickey's Rescue (1934)
as Maid
Good-bye Love (1933)
as Edna the Maid
I'm No Angel (1933)
as Manicurist
Hello, Sister! (1933)
as Woman in Apartment House
Blonde Venus (1932)
as Cora, Helen's Maid in New Orleans (uncredited)
The Washington Masquerade (1932)
as Maid (uncredited)
Are You Listening? (1932)
as Performer entering radio station
The Impatient Maiden (1932)
as Injured Patient

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