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February 29, 1940

“I did my best, and God did the rest.” Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel American Actress becomes first black person to win an Oscar.

Hattie McDaniel was an American actress of stage and screen, professional singer-songwriter, and comedian. She is best known for her role as “Mammy” in Gone with the Wind, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first black person to win an Oscar.

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