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Name: Hattie McDaniel                                                           
Born: 10 June 1895 Wichita, Kansas                                               
Died: 26 October 26, 1952 Woodland Hills, California,                           
Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1895 - October 26, 1952) was an American actress and   
the first black performer to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best   
Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).           
McDaniel was also a professional singer-songwriter, comedienne, stage actress,   
radio performer and television star. Hattie McDaniel was in fact the first black 
woman to sing on the radio. Over the course of her career, McDaniel             
appeared in over 300 films, although she only received screen credits for about 
80. She gained the respect of the African American show business community with 
her generosity, elegance and charm.                                             
McDaniel has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood: one for her   
contributions to radio at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard, and one for motion pictures 
at 1719 Vine Street. In 1975, she was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of 
Fame, and in 2006 became the first black Oscar winner honored with a US postage