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Breaking Barriers: Hattie McDaniel

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Mar 24, 2017

  Breaking Barriers Hattie McDaniel Hattie McDaniel has the distinct honor of being the first black actor in history to win an Academy Award. On February 29th, 1940, she defied the odds and beat four white actresses, including her own co-star Olivia de Havilland, to win that Oscar gold. This wa read more

Know Your Character Actor – Hattie McDaniel

Smum County Posted by smumcountry on Aug 14, 2016

August 14, 2016 by smumcounty Henry McDaniel Hattie McDaniel was born on June 10th, 1895 in Wichita Kansas. The youngest of thirteen children, her mother and father were both former slaves. Her father, Henry McDaniel, had fought in the Civil War and still suffered from wounds he had received in tha read more

Hattie McDaniel

Timeless Hollywood Posted by Michele on Sep 20, 2015

Not only was Hattie McDaniel the first African American to win an Academy Award but she was also the first African American to sing on the radio. Some of her movies include: The Little Colonel (1935), China Seas (1935), Alice Adams (1935), Saratoga (1937), Vivacious Lady (1938), and of course Gone read more

Retro Review--Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 12, 2014

Retro Review--Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel Carlton Jackson Madison Books, 1990 Who was the person behind the jolly, but strong-willed mammies and maids that Hattie McDaniel played throughout her career? I've asked this question for years, usually while wat read more

HATTIE McDANIEL: Pioneer Character

Outspoken and Freckled Posted by Irish Jayhawk on Nov 10, 2013

"We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances, but Hollywood is willing to pay for it."                                   read more

HATTIE McDANIEL: Pioneer Character

Outspoken and Freckled Posted by Irish Jayhawk on Nov 10, 2013

"We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances, but Hollywood is willing to pay for it."                                   read more

Day 20: Hattie McDaniel

Sittin' on a Backyard Fence Posted by Jill Blake on Aug 20, 2013

Thanks to everyone who contributed to yesterday’s tribute to Randolph Scott. Please make sure you head over and check out all the wonderful posts dedicated to Scott.  For the next 24 hours we honor one of the all-time great character actors: the talented and beautiful Hattie McDaniel. Hattie read more

Hattie McDaniel (20 August SUTS) (1)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Aug 20, 2013

Hattie McDaniel (20 August SUTS) This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. "W read more

Hattie McDaniel (20 August SUTS)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Aug 20, 2013

Hattie McDaniel (20 August SUTS) Labels: Alice Adams (1935), Hattie McDaniel, Summer Under the Stars Blogathon This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. read more

Hattie McDaniel (20 August SUTS) (2)

Margaret Perry Posted by MargaretPerry on Aug 20, 2013

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. “We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances, but Hollywood read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Hattie McDaniel

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jun 10, 2012

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Character Actress & Film Pioneer, Hattie McDaniel, born June 10 in 1892! Hattie McDaniel — Radio Pioneer.  McDaniel started her entertainment career as a singer-songwriter in her brother’s (Otis) minstrel show.  In the early-1920s, she toured read more

Hattie McDaniel: An Oscar Legend

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Feb 26, 2011

“Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, fellow members of the motion picture industry and honored guests: This is one of the happiest moments of my life, and I want to thank each one of you who had a part in selecting me for one of their awards, for your kindness. It has made me feel v read more

TV Tuesday: Hattie McDaniel on The Ed Wynn Show

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Feb 9, 2010

  Here's Hattie McDaniel in a 1949 appearance on The Ed Wynn Show as Beulah, her character from her popular radio (and eventually television) show. My favorite part of this sketch is when McDaniel breaks into a rendition of Some of These Days (though she didn't sing much on the big scr read more

Hattie McDaniel: Pioneer and Scene-Stealer

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Feb 3, 2010

Of all the African American women who were relegated to maid and mammy roles in the studio age, there was no one more capable of dominating a scene than Hattie McDaniel. Her persona was that of the opinionated, aggressive domestic, a self-confident woman who was also quite often the only person in t read more