Posts tagged "hattie mcdaniel"

Today’s Lady News: Howard University Misplaced Hattie McDaniel’s “Gone With The Wind” Oscar

Howard University has admitted it lost the Oscar won by Hattie McDaniel for the 1939 film "Gone With The Wind." Upon her death in 1952, McDaniel, who was the first black woman to win an Academy Award, bequeathed her statue to the HU drama department. [Essence] Effective today, Indonesia's conservative Islamic…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2010

Mo’Nique Says More Actresses Should Stop Shaving Their Legs And Pays Tribute To Hattie McDaniel

After her big Oscar win last night for Best Supporting Actress in "Precious," Mo'Nique made her way backstage where she answered questions and joked around with reporters. When asked what would happen if more actresses stopped shaving their legs like her, Mo'Nique quipped: "They would win Oscars!" Oh, if only it were…
By: Wendy Atterberry / March 8, 2010

Hattie McDaniel: An Oscar Legend

The Academy Awards are less than two weeks away, and with that, and Black History Month in mind, we want to remember Hattie McDaniel. McDaniel was an established radio and film actress before she played Mammy in "Gone with the Wind," but it was this role that made her career and cemented her as a…
By: Annika Harris / February 11, 2009