Tag Archives: Hattie McDaniel

Breaking Barriers: Hattie McDaniel

  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 … Continue reading

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National Women’s History Month: Breaking Barriers

  Women’s History Month Breaking Barriers When it comes to being a person of color in Hollywood, it’s never been easy. Even today there is still a troubling lack of non-white faces on the silver screen as demonstrated by last … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Hattie McDaniel

  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, … Continue reading

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