Hattie mcdaniel. Her father henry mcdaniel was a baptist minister carpenter banjo player and minstrel showman eventually organizing his own family into a minstrel. Portrayed by queen latifah mcdaniel was famous for being the first african american to ever win an oscar for her role in 1939s gone with the wind. She received the honour for her performance as mammy in gone with the wind 1939. She left an undeniable legacy in the industry.
Her maid mammy characters became steadily more assertive showing up first in judge priest 1934 and becoming pronounced in alice adams 1935. After working as early as the 1910s as a band vocalist hattie mcdaniel debuted as a maid in the golden west 1932. On february 29 1940 hattie mcdaniel made her way from the back of the room to the on stage podium at the 12th academy awards ceremony to accept the best supporting actress oscar for her. She had two brief marriages early on in.
Mcdaniel the gone with the wind star who made history as the first black actor to win an academy award married four times over the course of her career. Gone with the wind. She won the academy award for best supporting actress for her role as mammy in gone with the wind 1939 becoming the first african american to win an oscar. Theres rock hudson anna may wong and one hattie mcdaniel.
Two notable ones are tallulah bankhead played by paget brewster and hattie mcdaniel played by queen latifah. Hollywood on netflix presents an alternate version of old hollywood but with some real life facts sprinkled in such as how hattie mcdaniel was treated when she was nominated for an oscar in 1940. But in a bit of a surprise the two are shown to be lovers in one of the episodes. Hattie mcdaniel born june 10 1895 wichita kansas usdied october 26 1952 hollywood california american actress and singer who was the first african american to win an academy award.