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:

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.

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

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

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.

A lifelong atheist, she was honored with a "Freethought Heroine" award from the Freedom From Religion Foundation in 1989. She was a life member of the organization, and left the contents of her personal bank account to the group when she died.

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