Articles about: Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel with her Academy Award for "Gone with the Wind"
Hattie McDaniel with her Academy Award for “Gone with the Wind”

Hattie McDaniel was an actress at Warner Brothers whose films included Gone with the Wind (at MGM and Selznick International, for which she won an Academy Award), The Great LieThey Died with Their Boots OnThe Male AnimalIn This Our Life, George Washington Slept Here, and more. She was the first African American to win an Academy Award.

Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan and Hattie McDaniel in “George Washington Slept Here”

Review: William Keighley’s “George Washington Slept Here,” Starring Jack Benny

Jack Benny stars for Warner Brothers and director William Keighley in this adaptation of the hit George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play.
Olivia de Havilland and Bette Davis in "In This Our Life"

Review: John Huston’s “In This Our Life,” Starring Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland

John Huston’s second film is a far cry from his smashing detective story “The Maltese Falcon”: this new picture is a woefully overacted melodrama.
Olivia de Havilland and Henry Fonda in "The Male Animal"

Review: Elliott Nugent’s “The Male Animal,” Starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland

Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland star in director Elliott Nugent’s adaptation of his own Broadway play, “The Male Animal.”