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Hattie McDaniel

1893 - 1952

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Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1893 – October 26, 1952) was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedian. 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 she 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 4,056,509 page views. Her biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Hattie McDaniel is the 591st most popular actor (down from 337th in 2019), the 1,101st most popular biography from United States (down from 666th in 2019) and the 293rd 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 591 out of 9,996Before her are Lila Kedrova, Derek Jacobi, Ernie Hudson, William H. Macy, Bruno Cremer, and Douglas Fairbanks. After her are Boris Karloff, Tom Berenger, Brooke Shields, Lois Maxwell, Harry Dean Stanton, and Terence Stamp.

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Among people born in 1893, Hattie McDaniel ranks 42Before her are Viktor Shklovsky, Edward G. Robinson, Lili Boulanger, Qazi Muhammad, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, and Miroslav Krleža. After her are Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Emmy Göring, Hermann Balck, Ana Pauker, Ernst Toller, and Vsevolod Pudovkin. Among people deceased in 1952, Hattie McDaniel ranks 25Before her are Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Jürgen Stroop, Kiichiro Toyoda, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Robert Guérin, and Charles Maurras. After her are George Santayana, Heinrich von Vietinghoff, Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, Sveinn Björnsson, Rudolf Slánský, and Charles Scott Sherrington.

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Among people born in United States, Hattie McDaniel ranks 1,101 out of 18,182Before her are Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Roger Zelazny (1937), Larry Page (1973), Bob Kahn (1938), George Stinney (1929), and Robin Cook (1940). After her are Tom Berenger (1949), Brooke Shields (1965), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), Mary Ainsworth (1913), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), and Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Hattie McDaniel ranks 293Before her are Jane Russell (1921), Joanne Woodward (1930), Guy Williams (1924), Ernie Hudson (1945), William H. Macy (1950), and Douglas Fairbanks (1883). After her are Tom Berenger (1949), Brooke Shields (1965), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), Richard Barthelmess (1895), Kyle MacLachlan (1959), and Jonathan Banks (1947).

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