Hattie McDaniel

1893 - 1952

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Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1893 – October 26, 1952) was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedienne. For her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939), she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first African American to win an Oscar. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1975, and in 2006 became the first black Oscar winner honored with a U.S. postage stamp. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hattie McDaniel has received more than 4,729,129 page views. Her biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Hattie McDaniel is the 390th most popular actor (up from 589th in 2019), the 701st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,101st in 2019) and the 191st most popular American Actor.

Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award. She was most famous for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind.

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Among actors, Hattie McDaniel ranks 390 out of 13,578Before her are Ray Liotta, Douglas Fairbanks, Bradley Cooper, Jack Palance, Anne Bancroft, and Chow Yun-fat. After her are Kevin Bacon, Sally Field, Bolo Yeung, Lee Marvin, Vincent Cassel, and Montgomery Clift.

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Among people born in 1893, Hattie McDaniel ranks 25Before her are Edward Adelbert Doisy, Karl Mannheim, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Paramahansa Yogananda, Omar Bradley, and Prajadhipok. After her are George Grosz, Harold Urey, Damdin Sükhbaatar, Hermann Balck, Qazi Muhammad, and Fritz Perls. Among people deceased in 1952, Hattie McDaniel ranks 22Before her are Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Walter Schellenberg, Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Kiichiro Toyoda, Ferenc Molnár, and Paramahansa Yogananda. After her are Robert Guérin, Jürgen Stroop, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Charles Maurras, George Santayana, and Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hattie McDaniel ranks 701 out of 20,380Before her are Sam Peckinpah (1925), Jack Palance (1919), Murray Rothbard (1926), Anne Bancroft (1931), Cyndi Lauper (1953), and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977). After her are Kevin Bacon (1958), H. L. Mencken (1880), Sally Field (1946), Harold Urey (1893), Billie Jean King (1943), and John McCarthy (1927).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Hattie McDaniel ranks 191Before her are Burgess Meredith (1907), Ray Liotta (1954), Douglas Fairbanks (1883), Bradley Cooper (1975), Jack Palance (1919), and Anne Bancroft (1931). After her are Kevin Bacon (1958), Sally Field (1946), Lee Marvin (1924), Montgomery Clift (1920), Edwin Booth (1833), and Warren Beatty (1937).

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