Hattie McDaniel Net Worth

Hattie McDaniel Biography

She paved her method in radio profession and later on landed in film market. She rose to fame after her phenomenal efficiency in the film ‘Gone with the Wind.S. Personal Existence: Hattie was wedded to Howard George Langford, Larry Williams, Hickman and James Lloyd Crawford. Her parents are Henry McDaniel and Susan Holbert.Who’s Hattie McDaniel: An award wining singer, comedian form America, actress and music writer. Interesting Facts: Till right now in U.’ She passed away due to the breast tumor.A she is thought to be the world’s first dark ladies to sing in the air. She was not permitted to attended the premiere of her 1st film. Her Oscar is lacking. Early Existence (Childhood): Born in Wichita, Kansas in the category of slavery. She didn’t have any kids. Her first two spouse passed away and got divorced with additional two. Accomplishment: McDaniel was the inductee of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Dark Filmmakers Hall of Fame. Won gold Oscar and plaque-design Oscar, Academy Awards and in addition got honored around postage stamp. Rumor: The majority of the other dark persons NAACP got criticized over her functions and actually attacked her because she played a poor role and part of servant.

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Quick Facts

Full NameHattie McDaniel
DiedOctober 26, 1952, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.57 m
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Dancer, Presenter
EducationEast High School
SpouseLarry Williams, James Lloyd Crawford, Howard Hickman, Nym Lankfard, George Langford
ParentsSusan Holbert, Henry McDaniel
SiblingsSam McDaniel, Etta McDaniel, Otis McDaniel, Orlena McDaniel
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
MoviesGone with the Wind, Song of the South, Show Boat, The Little Colonel, The Great Lie, Judge Priest, They Died with Their Boots On, Alice Adams, Since You Went Away, In This Our Life, Saratoga, Thank Your Lucky Stars, Blonde Venus, The Shopworn Angel, The Male Animal, George Washington Slept Here, Nothing Sacred, Never Say Goodbye, Carefree, The Big Wheel, Affectionately Yours, Family Honeymoon, Zenobia, The Bride Walks Out, Janie Gets Married, Janie, Maryland, Valiant Is the Word for Carrie, Lost in the Stratosphere, Anniversary Trouble, Arbor Day, Sky Racket, Racing Lady, The Flame, Mickey, Termites of 1938, Merry Go Round of 1938, Mickey's Rescue, Mississippi Moods
TV ShowsBeulah

Interesting Facts

1 Is one of 13 actresses who won their Best Supporting Actress Oscars in a movie that also won the Best Picture Oscar (she won for Gone with the Wind (1939)). The others are Teresa Wright for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Celeste Holm for Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Mercedes McCambridge for All the King's Men (1949), Donna Reed for From Here to Eternity (1953), Eva Marie Saint for On the Waterfront (1954), Rita Moreno for West Side Story (1961), Meryl Streep for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Juliette Binoche for The English Patient (1996), Judi Dench for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Jennifer Connelly for A Beautiful Mind (2001), Catherine Zeta-Jones for Chicago (2002) and Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave (2013).
2 Biography in "Actresses of a Certain Character: Forty Familiar Hollywood Faces from the Thirties to the Fifties" by Axel Nissen.
3 Was the 13th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Gone with the Wind (1939) at The 12th Academy Awards on February 29, 1940.
4 Attacked by the NAACP during her career for appearing in negative, stereotyped servile roles, Hattie strongly and proudly stated that she did the best she could. She went on to state that she worked not only for herself but thought she was working for future generations of African-Americans as well. She always hoped people would come around and understand what she had to go through in Hollywood and was extremely hurt at the way she was treated, for the roles she couldn't get, and how the NAACP kept pushing the image of Lena Horne on her.
5 A popular favorite as radio's "Beulah," Hattie starred in only one TV episode of Beulah (1950) when it was transferred to the small screen due to her diagnosis of breast cancer. It was rumored there was another episode but, if there ever was one, it was never found. Ethel Waters took over the "Beulah" role and reportedly hated the job.
6 A huge vaudeville star in her day as a singer and dancer.
7 Hattie's controversial career was examined in the AMC-TV documentary "Beyond Tara, the Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel" hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.
8 When black actors and actresses couldn't find a decent place to stay in Los Angeles, Hattie opened her doors to them at her home.
9 Although her gravestone at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles and her memorial cenotaph at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery show 1895 as her year of birth, Kansas census records for her household dated March 1st, 1895 show her age as 2, confirming that the year on her funerary markers is incorrect.
10 Was referenced in both George Clooney and Mo'Nique's Oscar acceptance speeches.
11 Profiled in book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen Silverman. [1999]
12 She had a one-time intimate affair with actress Tallulah Bankhead, according to chronicler of the Hollywood underground Kenneth Anger.
13 She was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard and for Motion Pictures at 1719 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
14 Is one of 6 African-American actresses to receive the Academy Award. The others, in chronological order, are Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost (1990), Halle Berry for Monster's Ball (2001), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009) and Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011).
15 McDaniel and Louise Beavers, both of whom played the title character Beulah (1950) in the 1950s TV series, died ten years apart on October 26th.
16 Her Academy Award was presented by Fay Bainter.
17 Despite her substantial salaries for her various roles, her estate was valued at less than $10,000 when her will was made public. She left her last husband, Larry Williams, only $1.
18 Pictured on a USA 39¢ commemorative postage stamp in the Black Heritage series, issued 25 January 2006.
19 Lived in a middle class African American section of Los Angeles coined "Sugar Hill".
20 Is a honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated
21 Despite the fact Clark Gable played a joke on her during the filming of Gone with the Wind (1939) (he put real brandy in the decanter instead of iced tea during the Bonnie Blue birth celebration scene), McDaniel and Gable were actually good friends. Gable later threatened to boycott the premiere in Atlanta because McDaniel was not invited, but later relented when she convinced him to go.
22 When the date of the Atlanta premiere of Gone with the Wind (1939) approached, McDaniel told director Victor Fleming she would not be able to make it, when in actuality she did not want to cause trouble due to the virulent racism that was rampant in Atlanta at the time.
23 Her father was a slave, who was eventually freed.
24 She willed her Oscar to Howard University, but the Oscar was lost during the race riots at Howard during the 1960s. It has never been found.
25 Sister of actress Etta McDaniel.
26 Sister of Sam McDaniel.
27 47 years after her death, has been memorialized by a pink-and-gray granite monument at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Her wish to be buried in Hollywood at her death in 1952 was denied amid the racism of the era. [1999]
28 Was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. She won as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). She became the first African-American to attend the Academy Awards as a guest, not a servant.
29 The human "Mammy" character in the Tom+Jerry Cartoons was based on her. This human supporting character was best remembered for shouting "THOMAS" very loudly.
30 Arguably the first African-American woman to sing on radio (1915, with Professor George Morrison's Negro Orchestra, Denver, CO); first African-American to be buried in Los Angeles' Rosedale Cemetery

Net Worth & Salary

Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,000 a week
The Mad Miss Manton (1938) $500 /week


1 Frequently played "maid" characters


1 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, fellow members of the motion picture industry and honored guests: This is one of the happiest moments of my life, and I want to thank each one of you who had a part in selecting me for one of their awards, for your kindness. It has made me feel very, very humble; and I shall always hold it as a beacon for anything that I may be able to do in the future. I sincerely hope I shall always be a credit to my race and to the motion picture industry. My heart is too full to tell you just how I feel, and may I say thank you and God bless you. [Her acceptance speech upon winning the Oscar for "Gone With the Wind"]
2 Why should I complain about making $700 a week playing a maid? If I didn't, I'd be making $7 a week being one.
3 I'd rather play a maid than be one.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1719 Vine Street
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio On 8 February 1960. At 6933 Hollywood Blvd.
1940 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role Gone with the Wind (1939)



Beulah 1952 TV Series Beulah
The Big Wheel 1949 Minnie (as Hattie McDaniels)
Family Honeymoon 1948 Phyllis
Mickey 1948 Bertha
The Flame 1947 Celia
Song of the South 1946 Aunt Tempy
Never Say Goodbye 1946 Cozy
Margie 1946 Cynthia
Janie Gets Married 1946 April
Hi, Beautiful 1944 Millie
Three Is a Family 1944 Maid
Janie 1944 April - Conway's Maid
Since You Went Away 1944 Fidelia
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1943 Gossip in 'Ice Cold Katie' Number
Johnny Come Lately 1943 Aida
George Washington Slept Here 1942 Hester, the Fullers' Maid
In This Our Life 1942 Minerva Clay
The Male Animal 1942 Cleota
They Died with Their Boots On 1941 Callie
Affectionately Yours 1941 Cynthia
The Great Lie 1941 Violet
Maryland 1940 Aunt Carrie
Gone with the Wind 1939 Mammy - House Servant
Zenobia 1939 Dehlia (as Hattie McDaniels)
Everybody's Baby 1939 Hattie
The Shining Hour 1938 Belvedere
The Mad Miss Manton 1938 Hilda (as Hattie McDaniels)
Carefree 1938 Hattie (uncredited)
The Shopworn Angel 1938 Martha
Vivacious Lady 1938 Hattie - Maid at Prom Dance (uncredited)
Battle of Broadway 1938 Agatha
Mississippi Moods 1937
True Confession 1937 Ella
Quick Money 1937 Hattie (uncredited)
45 Fathers 1937 Beulah
Nothing Sacred 1937 Mrs. Walker (uncredited)
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 1937 Maid (uncredited)
Over the Goal 1937 Hannah (as Hattie McDaniels)
Sky Racket 1937 Jenny (as Hattie McDaniels)
Saratoga 1937 Rosetta (as Hattie McDaniels)
The Wildcatter 1937 Pearl (uncredited)
The Crime Nobody Saw 1937 Ambrosia
Don't Tell the Wife 1937 Mamie, Nancy's Maid (uncredited)
Racing Lady 1937 Abby
Reunion 1936 Sadie
Can This Be Dixie? 1936 Lizzie
Libeled Lady 1936 Maid in Grand Plaza Hall (uncredited)
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie 1936 Ellen Belle (as Hattie McDaniels)
Star for a Night 1936 Hattie
Postal Inspector 1936 Deborah (uncredited)
High Tension 1936 Hattie
The Bride Walks Out 1936 Mamie - Carolyn's Maid (as Hattie McDaniels)
Show Boat 1936 Queenie
Arbor Day 1936 Short Buckwheat's Mother
Gentle Julia 1936 Kitty Silvers
The Singing Kid 1936 Maid (uncredited)
The First Baby 1936 Dora
Next Time We Love 1936 Hanna (uncredited)
We're Only Human 1935 Molly, Martin's Maid (uncredited)
Another Face 1935 Nellie - Sheila's Maid (uncredited)
Music Is Magic 1935 Hattie (Amanda in credits) (as Hattie McDaniels)
Murder by Television 1935 Isabella - the Cook
Harmony Lane 1935 Liza, the Cook (uncredited)
Alice Adams 1935 Malena Burns (as Hattie McDaniels)
China Seas 1935 Isabel McCarthy, Dolly's Maid (uncredited)
The Four Star Boarder 1935 Short Maid (uncredited)
Wig-Wag 1935 Short Cook (uncredited)
Traveling Saleslady 1935 Martha Smith (uncredited)
Transient Lady 1935 Servant (uncredited)
The Little Colonel 1935 Mom Beck
Okay Toots! 1935 Short Hattie - the Maid (uncredited)
Anniversary Trouble 1935 Short Mandy, the Maid
The Chases of Pimple Street 1934 Short Hattie, Gertrude's Maid (uncredited)
Little Men 1934 Asia (uncredited)
Babbitt 1934 Rosalie, the Maid (uncredited)
Fate's Fathead 1934 Short Mandy - the Maid (uncredited)
Lost in the Stratosphere 1934 Ida Johnson (as Hattie McDaniels)
Flirtation 1934 Minor Role (uncredited)
Imitation of Life 1934 Woman at Funeral (uncredited)
Judge Priest 1934 Aunt Dilsey (as Hattie McDaniels)
King Kelly of the U.S.A. 1934 Black Narcissus Mop Buyer (uncredited)
Operator 13 1934 Annie (uncredited)
City Park 1934 Tessie - the Ransome Maid (uncredited)
Merry Wives of Reno 1934 Bunny's Maid (uncredited)
Mickey's Rescue 1934 Short Maid (uncredited)
Goodbye Love 1933 Edna the Maid (uncredited)
I'm No Angel 1933 Tira's Maid-Manicurist (uncredited)
Hello, Sister! 1933 Woman in Apartment House (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Hypnotized 1932 Powder Room Attendant (uncredited)
The Golden West 1932 Mammy Lou (uncredited)
Blonde Venus 1932 Cora, Helen's Maid in New Orleans (uncredited)
Crooner 1932 Maid in Ladies' Room (uncredited)
The Boiling Point 1932 Caroline the Cook (uncredited)
The Washington Masquerade 1932 Maid (uncredited)
Are You Listening? 1932 Aunt Fatima - Singer (uncredited)
The Impatient Maiden 1932 Injured Patient (uncredited)


The Ed Wynn Show 1949 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Song of the South 1946 performer: "Sooner Or Later You're Gonna Be Comin' Around" - uncredited
Since You Went Away 1944 performer: "Happy Birthday to You" 1893 - uncredited
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1943 performer: "Ice Cold Katy" 1943 - uncredited
The Great Lie 1941 performer: "Slumber My Darling" 1862 - uncredited
Saratoga 1937 performer: "The Horse with the Dreamy Eyes" 1937 - uncredited
Show Boat 1936 performer: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927, "Ah Still Suits Me" 1936 - uncredited
The Little Colonel 1935 performer: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" - uncredited
Babbitt 1934 performer: "Blues Ain't Nothing but a Good Man Feeling Bad" - uncredited
Judge Priest 1934 performer: "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night" 1853, "Aunt Dilsey's Improvisation" 1934, "Massa Jesus Wrote Me a Note" 1934, "The Little Brown Jug" 1869, "Aunt Dilsey's Song" 1934 - uncredited / writer: "Aunt Dilsey's Improvisation" 1934 - uncredited


1 a Minute 2010 Documentary in memory of: Battled Breast Cancer


The Ed Wynn Show 1949 TV Series Herself
The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928-1939 1940 Documentary short Herself - 1939 Oscar Winner for Best Supporting Actress

Archive Footage

And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
Democracy Now! 2010 TV Series Herself
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series Mammy
Roots Remembered 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004 Video documentary
Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself Mammy in "Gone With the Wind" Queenie in 1936 "Show Boat" ...
The Young and the Dead 2000 Documentary Herself
Classified X 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America 1993 TV Special documentary Mammy Aunt Dilsy Hilda
John Ford 1993 TV Movie documentary Aunt Dilsey [in "Judge Priest"] (uncredited)
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind 1988 TV Movie documentary Herself - Cast Member in 'Gone with the Wind'
The Laurel and Hardy Show 1986 TV Series Delilah (1986)
Musical Comedy Tonight III 1985 TV Movie Queenie
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1984 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood: The Selznick Years 1969 TV Movie documentary Actress 'Gone with the Wind' screen test (uncredited)
Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed 1968 TV Movie documentary Herself / Various Roles (uncredited)

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