Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1895 – October 25, 1952) was the first African-American actress to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). In addition to having acted in many films, McDaniel was a professional singer-songwriter, comedian, stage actress, radio performer, and television star.

Hattie McDaniel July 10, 1941

 

Hattie McDaniel with her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (Gone With The Wind 1939) and Fay Bainter who presented Hattie with her Oscar at the Academy Awards on Feb 29, 1940.

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