Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
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Hattie McDaniel was the first black to ever win an Oscar. She was also the first black woman to ever sing on American radio. In this fresh assessment of her life and career, Carlton Jackson tells the inside story of her working relationships, her personal life, and the many obstacles she faced as a black performer in the white world of show business during the first half of the twentieth century.
 

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McDaniel is remembered as the first black to win an Academy Award, but her lengthy career also included work in theater, radio, and television. Jackson has done extensive research on her career, but ... Read full review

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This book was written in 1989 as part of the 50th anniversary of Gone With The Wind. Hattie McDaniel lived from 1895-1952. Read full review

Contents

That Talented McDaniel Family
1
A Womans Gifts Will Make Room for Her
19
I Did My Best and God Did the Rest
33
Life After Gone With the Wind
55
The War Years 19411945
73
The Crusade Against Mammyism
95
Somebody Bawl for Beulah?
121
Ive Played Everything But a Harp
143
Chronology
167
Filmography
171
Radio Appearances
175
Favorite Recipes
177
Dances
181
Source Notes
185
Bibliography
205
Index
211

Epilogue
163

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About the author (1993)

Carlton Jackson is University Distinguished Professor of History at Western Kentucky University. He has published many books and articles throughout his career.

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