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Hattie McDaniel

McDaniel in 1941
Born (1895-06-10)June 10, 1895
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Died October 26, 1952(1952-10-26) (aged 57)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Breast cancer
Resting place Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery
Occupation Actress
Years active 1920–1952
Spouse(s) George Langford (1922) (his death)
Howard Hickman (1938) (divorced)
James Lloyd Crawford (1941–1945) (divorced)
Larry Williams (1949–1950) (divorced)
Tristan Obcemea (1951–1952) (her death)

Faith is the black person's federal reserve system.
We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances, but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.
Hattie McDaniel
I always have the best of everything.
A woman's gifts will make room for her.
I am loathe to get married again. I've been married enough; I just prefer to forget it.
Hattie McDaniel
I've played everything but a harp.
I did my best, and God did the rest.
Playing the Mammy of Miss Leigh was just about the biggest thrill I've ever had.
Hattie McDaniel
As for those grapefruit and buttermilk diets, I'll take roast chicken and dumplings.
Hattie McDaniel
What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity. No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.
Hattie McDaniel
Putting a little time aside for clean fun and good humor is very necessary to relieve the tensions of our time.
Hattie McDaniel
You can best fight any existing evil from the inside.
Every actor and actress is possessed of the absorbing passion to create something distinctive and unique.
Hattie McDaniel
Bob Hope, Red Skelton, and Eddie Cantor... help us keep our balance.
It sure looks good to see an honest-to-goodness audience after looking at you all for so long from the silver screen.
Hattie McDaniel
In playing the part of Mammy, I tried to make her a living, breathing character, the way she appeared to me in the book.
Hattie McDaniel
My desire for the part of Mammy was not dominated by selfishness for Hollywood has been good to me and I am grateful.
Hattie McDaniel
I sincerely hope that I shall always be a credit to my race, and to the motion picture industry.
Hattie McDaniel
The entire race is usually judged by the actions of one man or woman.
That's a powerful lucky rabbit's foot. I got the part in Gone With the Wind because of it. I got my Warner contract, thanks to it.
Hattie McDaniel
When I was little, my mother taught me how to use a fork and knife. The trouble is that Mother forget to teach me how to stop using them!
Hattie McDaniel

I did my best, and God did the rest.
I don't belong on this earth. I always feel out of place – like a visitor.
Hattie McDaniel
I'm letting no man handle my bank account.