Talk:Hattie McDaniel

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Why is Gone with the Wind not listed in her filmography?

It is now :-) MarcusGraly 20:20, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
I've also just linked Showboat (1936), which was missing. Jeffmatt 09:45, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Please note: Webster likes "show boat," but the novel, musical, and three film adaptations are all Show Boat Fred Lane 03:40, 24 April 2007 (UTC)


Why is a person's race only mentioned when they are not white? Why does this article mention her as an "African-American" actress? Why not just an American actress?

1. It is very unlikely anyone during her time would have referred to her as "African-American." 2. Her race is mentioned a second time in the same sentance in reference to her being the first person "of African descent" to win an Academy Award. In that particular instance her race is notable, but we shouldn't be pointing someone's race just because they are a minority in the USA.

I think it probably should be changed from "of African descent" to "black" or "African-American" because according to many scientists we are all of African descent.--Lairor 21:12, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

There is a multitude of reasons why her race/ethnicity is relevant. She even thinks it's relevant herself -- "I shall always be a credit to my race and to the motion picture industry" -oscar acceptance speech. 01:55, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Blackface minstrel performer???[edit]

How can she be in this category? Editor437 19:59, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

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This article makes many mentions of her "oscar" yet the page for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award states that prior to 1943 the winners received plaques instead of statuettes. Can anyone clear this up? Did she receive a statue retroactively to replace the plaque or are people just using the wrong lingo? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Largo1965 (talkcontribs) 10:44, 2 October 2007 (UTC) she got a statue —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:16, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Also..the statue is missing???? How common is this? I thought that when a winner died, the Academy had the right to buy the statue back from the family, for the symbolic cost of $1. Anyone else know about this??? -- (talk) 18:27, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

"Mo'nique announced that she owns the rights to Hattie McDaniel's life story"[edit]

Mo'nique's exact words were, "I own the rights to Hattie McDaniel's life story.... Mr. Lee Daniels is going to direct it, of course, and I'm going to be Miss Hattie McDaniel."[1]. But this can't be true. One can own the rights to adapt a particular written biography or the rights to tell make an "authorized" biopic, but there is no such thing as having the rights to a person's life story. That's why there are so many unauthorized biographies that get written despite the objection of the subjects (which sometimes even get made into films). On the one hand, it would seem that the "own the rights" claim should be removed since it cannot be true. But it is probably better to just make the "own the rights" claim a part of the quotation, since Mo'nique did say it. So that's the change I made. (talk) 17:17, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

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Birth date changed[edit]

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