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McDaniel, Hattie

Born: 1895 AD
Died: 1952 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

1895 – She was born on the 10th day of June this year in Wichita, Kansas, USA.

 

1910 – She was the only African American participant in a Women’s Christian Temperance Movement event in which she won a gold medal for reciting a poem entitled "Convict Joe."

 

1920 – She joined George Morrison’s "Melody Hounds" and received brilliant reviews.

 

1925 – She began singing on KOA, a Denver radio station.

 

1931 – She made her way to Los Angeles to join her brother Sam, and sisters Etta and Orlena.

 

1935 – Her classic performance as a slovenly maid in Alice Adams and a delightfully comic part as Jean Harlow’s maid/traveling companion in China Seas, the latter her first film with Gable

 

1939 – She won Best Supporting Actress for the movie Gone with the Wind at the Academy Awards.

 

1942 – She had a dramatic role as a housewife whose son is framed in a hit-and-run accident.

 

1949 – She made her last film but was still quite active in her final years on radio and television, becoming the first major African-American radio star with her comedy series Beulah

 

1952 – She died on the 26th day of October this year in Woodland Hills, California, USA.