Hattie McDaniel

Highest Rated: 100% Vivacious Lady (1938)
Birthday: Jun 10, 1895
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Although her movie career consisted almost entirely of playing stereotypic maids and other servants, Hattie McDaniel was in fact the first black woman to sing on the radio and the first black performer to win an Academy Award, for her portrayal of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). Before coming to Hollywood, she had been a blues singer and had toured as Queenie in Show Boat, later playing the same role in the 1936 Irene Dunne version of the film. Her considerable film credits include Blonde Venus (1932) with Marlene Dietrich, I'm No Angel (1933) with Mae West, Nothing Sacred (1937) with Carole Lombard and Fredric March, The Shopworn Angel (1938) with Margaret Sullavan, They Died with Their Boots On (1941), James Thurber's story The Male Animal (1942), Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943), Since You Went Away (1944), and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948). She starred in the Beulah series on radio and was scheduled to take over the role from Ethel Waters for the television series, which would have reunited her with Gone with the Wind co-star Butterfly McQueen, when she became ill and was replaced by Louise Beavers.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Oscar's Black Odyssey: From Hattie to Halle Actor 2003
No Score Yet Wisecracks Actor 1993
No Score Yet The Big Wheel Minnie 1949
No Score Yet Mickey Bertha 1948
No Score Yet Family Honeymoon Phyllis 1948
50% Song of the South Aunt Tempy 1946
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye Cozy 1946
No Score Yet Margie Cynthia 1946
No Score Yet Janie Gets Married April 1946
No Score Yet Janie April 1944
80% Since You Went Away Emily Hawkin 1944
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars Gossip 1943
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) Aida 1943
No Score Yet George Washington Slept Here Hester 1942
No Score Yet In This Our Life Minerva Clay 1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal Cleota 1942
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours Cynthia 1941
No Score Yet The Great Lie Violet 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Callie 1941
No Score Yet Maryland Hattie 1940
92% Gone With the Wind Mammy 1939
No Score Yet Zenobia, (Elephants Never Forget) Dehlia 1939
No Score Yet The Shining Hour Belvedere 1938
No Score Yet The Mad Miss Manton Hilda 1938
100% Vivacious Lady Maid 1938
50% Carefree Maid 1938
No Score Yet Shopworn Angel Martha the Maid 1938
100% Nothing Sacred Mrs. Walker 1937
No Score Yet Over the Goal Hannah 1937
No Score Yet Saratoga Rosetta 1937
No Score Yet The Crime Nobody Saw Ambrosia 1937
No Score Yet Don't Tell the Wife Mamie, Nancy's Maid 1937
No Score Yet True Confession Ella 1937
No Score Yet Valiant Is the Word for Carrie Ellen Belle 1936
No Score Yet Postal Inspector Deborah 1936
No Score Yet The Bride Walks Out Maime 1936
No Score Yet Hearts Divided Mammy 1936
100% Show Boat Queenie, Joe's Wife 1936
82% Libeled Lady Maid in Hall 1936
No Score Yet High Tension Hattie 1936
No Score Yet Reunion Sadie 1936
No Score Yet We're Only Human Molly 1935
No Score Yet Another Face Maid 1935
No Score Yet Murder by Television Isabella - the Cook 1935
No Score Yet China Seas Isabel McCarthy 1935
No Score Yet Traveling Saleslady Black Woman 1935
No Score Yet The Little Colonel Mom Beck 1935
93% Alice Adams Malena 1935
No Score Yet Harmony Lane Cook 1935
No Score Yet Little Men Asia (uncredited) 1935
No Score Yet Babbitt Actor 1934
100% Imitation of Life Person at Funeral 1934
No Score Yet Lost in the Stratosphere Ida Johnson 1934
No Score Yet Judge Priest Aunt Dilsey 1934
No Score Yet In the Money Actor 1934
No Score Yet Operator 13 Cook 1934
91% I'm No Angel Maid 1933
No Score Yet The Story of Temple Drake Minnie 1933
53% Blonde Venus Cora 1932
No Score Yet The Washington Masquerade Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Boiling Point Caroline 1932