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Sam McDaniel

Highest Rated:   100% Experiment Perilous (1944)
Lowest Rated:   60% Son of Dracula (1943)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
The older brother of actresses Etta and Hattie McDaniel, Sam McDaniel began his stage career as a clog dancer with a Denver minstrel show. Later on, he co-starred with his brother Otis in another minstrel troupe, this one managed by his father Henry. Sam and his sister Etta moved to Hollywood during the talkie revolution, securing the sort of bit roles usually reserved for black actors at that time. He earned his professional nickname "Deacon" when he appeared as the "Doleful Deacon" on The Optimistic Do-Nut Hour, a Los Angeles radio program. During this period, Sam encouraged his sister Hattie to come westward and give Hollywood a try; he even arranged Hattie's first radio and nightclub singing jobs. McDaniel continued playing minor movie roles doormen, porters, butlers, janitors while Hattie ascended to stardom, and an Academy Award, as "Mammy" in Gone with the Wind (1939). During the 1950s, McDaniel played a recurring role on TV's Amos 'N' Andy Show.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Ice Palace
  • Porter
1960
80% Party Girl
  • Jesse
1958
No Score Yet Good Morning, Miss Dove
  • Man
1955
No Score Yet A Man Called Peter
  • Maitre d'
1955
No Score Yet The President's Lady
  • Henry, Phariss' Driver
1953
No Score Yet A Lion Is in the Streets
  • Moses, Bolduc's Butler
1953
No Score Yet Something for the Birds
  • Party Waiter (uncredited)
1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle
  • Waiter
1949
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon
  • Porter
1949
No Score Yet Flamingo Road
  • Boatright
1949
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Doorman
1947
No Score Yet I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
  • Chef
1947
No Score Yet High Barbaree
  • Bertram
1947
No Score Yet The Egg and I
  • Waiter
1947
No Score Yet Without Reservations
  • Freddy
1946
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye
  • Porter
1946
No Score Yet Crack-Up
  • Porter
1946
No Score Yet My Reputation
  • Johnson
1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour)
  • Janitor
1946
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes
  • Steward
1945
No Score Yet Lady on a Train
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties
  • Matt
1945
100% Experiment Perilous
  • Porter
1944
96% Double Indemnity
  • Garage Attendant
1944
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair
  • Black Porter
1944
No Score Yet Betrayed
  • Porter
1944
No Score Yet Home in Indiana
  • Swipe
1944
60% Son of Dracula
  • Andy
1943
No Score Yet Gangway for Tomorrow
  • Hank
1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major
  • Pete
1943
No Score Yet The Ghost and the Guest
  • Harmony Jones
1943
No Score Yet Silver Queen
  • Toby
1942
No Score Yet In This Our Life
  • Black Man in Jail (uncredited)
1942
No Score Yet I Was Framed
  • Kit Carson
1942
No Score Yet Louisiana Purchase
  • Sam
1941
100% All Through the Night
  • Deacon
1941
No Score Yet You Belong to Me
  • Porter
1941
No Score Yet Broadway Limited (The Baby Vanishes )
  • Bartender
1941
No Score Yet The Great American Broadcast
  • Porter
1941
No Score Yet South of Panama
  • Rod
1941
No Score Yet The Great Lie
  • Jefferson
1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On
  • Waiter
1941
No Score Yet Brother Orchid
  • Janitor
1940
No Score Yet Too Many Husbands
  • Porter
1940
No Score Yet The Howards of Virginia
  • Uncle Robert, the Butler
1940
No Score Yet Virginia City
  • Sam
1940
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • St. Louis Waiter
1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal
  • Splash
1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy
  • Waiter
1938
94% Jezebel
  • Driver
1938
No Score Yet Sergeant Murphy
  • Henry
1938
93% Captains Courageous
  • Doc
1937
No Score Yet Git Along Little Dogies
  • Sam Brown
1937
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy
  • Butler
1936
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range
  • Porter
1936
No Score Yet Exclusive Story
  • Man Threatened by Acello
1936
No Score Yet Rendezvous
  • Porter
1935
No Score Yet Stranded
  • Porter
1935
No Score Yet George White's 1935 Scandals
  • Porter
1935
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice
  • Porter
1934
No Score Yet The Dragon Murder Case
  • Attendant
1934
No Score Yet Here Comes the Navy
  • Porter
1934
No Score Yet The Old Fashioned Way
  • Porter
1934
85% Manhattan Melodrama
  • Black Man in Prison
1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934
  • Cleaning Man
1934
No Score Yet Belle of the Nineties
  • Brother Eben
1934
No Score Yet Operator 13
  • Old Bob
1934
100% Footlight Parade
  • Porter
1933
No Score Yet Lady Killer
  • Porter
1933
86% Grand Hotel
  • Bartender
1932
No Score Yet Movie Crazy
  • Men's room valet
1932
No Score Yet A Free Soul
  • Valet
1931
100% The Public Enemy
  • Black Headwaiter
1931
No Score Yet Going Hollywood
  • Porter
1923

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