Butterfly McQueen Overview:

Legendary character actress, Butterfly McQueen, was born Thelma McQueen on Jan 7, 1911 in Tampa, FL. McQueen died at the age of 85 on Dec 22, 1995 in Augusta, GA .

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McQueen was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Birthday of the Week: (1)

By Beth Daniels on Jan 5, 2014 From Mildred's Fatburgers

Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen: January 7, 1911 Biography Remembered,By Stephen BourneScarecrow Press, 2007 Did You Know She Was in the Original Cast of The Wiz?! I did not know that. Apparently, when The Wiz opened in Baltimore in 1974, played... Read full article


Classic Movie Legend Tribute:

By minooallen on Jan 7, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , born January 7, 1911!? Some legends represent the very best classic Hollywood has to offer. They are the very embodiment of that unobtainable glamour, a lifestyle seemingly built on quick-witted dialog, perfect wardrobes and Technicolor magi... Read full article


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Butterfly McQueen Quotes:

Lottie: [on the opening of Mildred's restaurant] This is just like my wedding night, so exciting!


Pearl Chavez: Oh Vashti, why are you so slow?
Vashti: I don't rightly know, Miss Pearl, except I always have so much to remember.


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Butterfly McQueen Facts
Received a bachelor's degree in political science from New York City College in 1975 (she was 64).

She died when her clothes caught fire while she was lighting a kerosene heater.

Hated her real name of "Thelma" and actually had her name legalized to "Butterfly McQueen."

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