Etta McDaniel

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Etta McDaniel (December 1, 1890 – January 13, 1946) was an African American actress who appeared in over 60 films between 1933 and 1946. She was the sister of actor Sam McDaniel and actress and Academy Award winner Hattie McDaniel.

McDaniel was born in Wichita, Kansas. She began her entertainment career as a member of minstrel shows with several others of her family.

Etta McDaniel's film début was in the 1933 King Kong, as the native woman who saves her baby from the approaching monster. She then became a supporting actor or extra, frequently in uncredited roles, performing as maids and nannies.

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