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Hattie McDaniel in 1941

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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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  • Born: June 10, 1895 Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
  • Died: October 26, 1952 (aged 57) Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Breast cancer
  • Resting place: Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1932–1949
  • Spouse(s): George Langford (1922–1922) (his death) Howard Hickman (1938–1938) (divorced) James Lloyd Crawford (1941–1945) (divorced) Larry Williams (1949–1950) (divorced)

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Variety, 2018-01-10 01:25:04
In today’s film news roundup, a Hattie McDaniel biopic is in the works, Orion buys “Anna and the Apocalypse,” “Jumanji” actress Madison Iseman gets a lead role, and Women In Film gives 16 grants. BIOPIC LAUNCHED Producers Alysia Allen and Aaron Magnani have joined forces to produce a biopic about ...

Oscar's First Black Winner Accepted Her Honor in a Segregated 'No Blacks' Hotel in L.A.
Hollywood Reporter, 2015-02-19 17:00:00
It's been 75 years since Hattie McDaniel won for 'Gone With the Wind,' accepting her award at the Ambassador's Cocoanut Grove nightclub. Four husbands, a friendship with Clark Gable and 74 maid roles later, she died, her body refused by a segregated cemetery, her statuette now missing, but with her ...

15 Most Memorable Oscar Moments
Variety, 2014-02-28 22:09:28
Oscar’s big night is always filled with surprises and great moments — here are our favorites: Hattie McDaniel, Best Supporting Actress, “Gone With the Wind” Newsreel clips show that she was visibly moved in a historic win. Charlie Chaplin, Honorary Oscar After 20 years in Europe, he returned in 1972 ...

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