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Hattie McDaniel



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Oscar's Black Odyssey: From Hattie to Halle
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Wisecracks
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Beulah Show
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet The Big Wheel
  • Minnie
1949
No Score Yet Mickey
  • Bertha
1948
56% 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
  • April
1944
75% 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
94% 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
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 We're Only Human
  • Molly
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
90% I'm No Angel
  • Maid
1933
No Score Yet The Story of Temple Drake
  • Minnie
1933
57% Blonde Venus
  • Cora
1932
No Score Yet The Washington Masquerade
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet The Boiling Point
  • Caroline
1932

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