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 .



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
In the 1975 stage musical "The Wiz," Butterfly was initially cast to play the Queen of the Field Mice until her scene was cut. She ended up understudying the role of Addapearle, the Good Witch of the North.

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

Frustrated with racial type-casting, she quit acting in films in 1947, but appeared in the TV series "Beulah" (1950), where she played a maid. When not appearing on Broadway, she worked as a taxi dispatcher, a real-life maid, a companion to an elderly white woman, a seamstress, and a department store salesperson.

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