Hattie McDaniel (Actress) – Petition

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In 1999, McDaniel received a cenotaph at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Her family decided to keep her remains at the original burial site in Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery.

Cenotaph dedicated to actress Hattie McDaniel, 1895-1952, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. She wished to be buried at the cemetery originally with her contemporaries but was denied because of her race. She was the first African American to win an Academy Award for her performance in “Gone with The Wind.” The dedication was later erected in 1999 by the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The historic Hollywood Forever Cemetery is where many of Hollywood’s major talent and players are buried. (Photo by Ted Soqui/Corbis via Getty Images)

Show Boat, poster, bottom from left: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Helen Westley, Donald Cook, Queenie Smith, Sammy White, Hattie McDaniel (third from right), 1936. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Gone With The Wind, lobby card, from left, Thomas Mitchell, Alicia Rhett, Barbara O’Neil, Hattie McDaniel, 1939. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Gone With The Wind, poster, Vivien Leigh, Hattie McDaniel, 1939. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Show Boat, lobby card, Paul Robeson, Irene Dunne, Hattie McDaniel, 1936. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Show Boat, lobby card, top: Paul Robeson (top hat), Hattie McDaniel (feathered hat), Irene Dunne (center), Charles Winninger (right), bottom from left: Helen Morgan, Charles Winninger, Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, 1936. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

 

Show Boat, lobby card, top left: Allan Jones, bottom from left: Paul Robeson, Hattie McDaniel, Helen Morgan, Charles Winninger, Irene Dunne, 1936. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

1946 McDaniel once again played a maid in the 1946 romantic comedy, Margie, starring Jeanne Crain. The film was a box office hit, ranking in the top 15 highest-grossing films of that year.

Song Of The South, lobby card, from left, Eric Rolf, Ruth Warrick, Lucile Watson, Bobby Driscoll, Hattie McDaniel, 1946. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

 

The Great Lie, lobbycard, Mary Astor, George Brent, Hattie McDaniel, Bette Davis, 1941. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

The Great Lie, US lobbycard, from left: Hattie McDaniel, Bette Davis, 1941. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Three Is A Family, US lobby card, from left: John Philliber, Hattie McDaniel, 1944. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

George Washington Slept Here, US lobby card, from left: William Tracy, Hattie McDaniel, Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Joyce Reynolds, Percy Kilbride, 1942. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

1944 McDaniel was featured in promotional materials for the comedy film, Hi, Beautiful.

Maryland, poster, top from left: Brenda Joyce, John Payne, right from top: Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter, Hattie McDaniel, 1940. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Movie poster advertises the French release of ‘Song of the South,’ starring James Baskette, Hattie McDaniel, Ruth Warrick, and Bobby Driscoll, 1946. It is based on a book by Joel Chandler Harris. (Photo by John Kisch Archive/Getty Images)

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