Hattie McDaniel

Actress Hattie McDaniel Full Name: Hattie McDaniel
Nationality: American

Profession: Actress
Why Famous: First African American actress to win an Oscar for her role as Mammy in "Gone With The Wind".

She was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1975.

Born: June 10, 1895
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, USA

Died: October 26, 1952 (aged 57)
Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Married Life

  • 1911-01-11 Actress Hattie McDaniel (16) weds pianist Howard Hickman
  • 1941-03-21 Actress Hattie McDaniel (45) weds real estate salesman James Lloyd Crawford
  • 1949-06-11 Actress Hattie McDaniel (54) weds interior decorator Larry Williams in Yuma, Arizona

Historical Events in the Life of Hattie McDaniel

  • 1940-02-29 Hattie McDaniel becomes 1st black woman to win an Oscar
  • 2006-01-29 US 39-cent stamp is released featuring Hattie McDaniel in the dress she wore in 1940 when she became the 1st African-American actress to accept an Academy Award

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