Etta McDaniel

Highest Rated: 98% King Kong (1933)
Birthday: Dec 1, 1890
Birthplace: Not Available
Actress Etta McDaniel made her stage debut along with her seven siblings as a member of H. M. Johnson's Mighty Modern Minstrels, a Denver-based musical troupe. In the late 1920s, McDaniel and her older brother Sam headed to Hollywood, where both found steady work in bit parts. In keeping with Hollywood's racial attitudes of the 1930s and 1940s, she was confined to the stereotypical roles usually assigned black actresses of the era: housekeepers, maids, mammies and African natives. Unlike her younger sister Hattie McDaniel, who eventually attained co-star billing and an Academy Award (for Gone with the Wind), Etta McDaniel spent her entire Hollywood career in minor roles.

Highest Rated Movies



60% The Thin Man Goes Home Ronson's Maid 1945
60% Son of Dracula Sarah 1943
20% They Got Me Covered Georgia 1943
No Score Yet They Came to Blow Up America Theresa 1943
No Score Yet American Empire Willa May 1942
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady Delilah 1942
No Score Yet Carolina Moon Mammy 1940
No Score Yet The House of the Seven Gables Black Woman 1940
No Score Yet The House Across the Bay Lydia, the Maid 1940
No Score Yet Sergeant Madden Dove 1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy Mammy 1938
No Score Yet Living on Love Lizbeth 1937
No Score Yet That Certain Woman Cook 1937
86% Stella Dallas Agnes 1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve Black Maid 1937
No Score Yet Love Is News Actor 1937
No Score Yet Sweetheart of the Navy Cook 1937
No Score Yet The Glory Trail Mandy 1937
No Score Yet The Go Getter Black Woman 1937
No Score Yet Mile a Minute Love Actor 1937
No Score Yet The Devil Is a Sissy Molly 1936
No Score Yet The Lonely Trail Mammy 1936
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island Rosabelle Tilford 1936
No Score Yet The Lawless Nineties Mandy Lou 1936
67% The Invisible Ray Zulu 1936
No Score Yet Hearts in Bondage Mammy 1936
No Score Yet Smoking Guns Clementine 1934
98% King Kong Native Woman 1933


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