She received the honour for her performance as mammy in gone with the wind 1939.
Hattie mcdaniel. In this one directed by george stevens and aided and abetted by star katharine hepburn. 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. Her father henry mcdaniel was a baptist minister carpenter banjo player and minstrel showman eventually organizing his own family into a minstrel. 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.
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. Hattie mcdaniel june 10 1893 october 26 1952 was an american actress singer songwriter and comedian. Gone with the wind. But in a bit of a surprise the two are shown to be lovers in one of the episodes.
Hattie mcdaniel was born on june 10 1895 in wichita kansas the youngest of thirteen children in a family of performers. She left an undeniable legacy in the industry. After working as early as the 1910s as a band vocalist hattie mcdaniel debuted as a maid in the golden west 1932. Two notable ones are tallulah bankhead played by paget brewster and hattie mcdaniel played by queen latifah.
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. Theres rock hudson anna may wong and one hattie mcdaniel. 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.