Hattie McDaniel

Jordan Gabriel

Hattie McDaniel is known as the first African-American to win an Oscar. She won “best-supporting actress” for her role as Mammy in the movie “Gone with the wind” in 1939.
McDaniel was born in Wichita, Kansas, in the year 1895. As a teenager, she performed in black minstrel shows, as well as sing in theatres and clubs.
Her first film was¬†“The Golden West,” which broadcasted in 1932. After being in several other movies, she eventually won an Oscar. McDaniel also starred in her radio show called¬†“Beulah.”
Hattie McDaniel, unfortunately, died in 1952 due to breast cancer.