McDaniel at the 12th Academy Awards
|1 Nomination / 1 Win|
|Born||June 10, 1895|
|Wichita, Kansas, USA|
|Died||October 26, 1952|
Hattie McDaniel was an American actress. McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). In addition to having acted in many films, McDaniel was a professional singer-songwriter, comedian, stage actress, radio performer, and television star; she was the first black woman to sing on the radio in America. In 2006 became the first black Oscar winner honored with a US postage stamp.