June 10, 2013

Remembering Hattie McDaniel

Today is the 118th anniversary of the birth of actress Hattie McDaniel. Her portrayal of Mammy in Gone with the Wind won her an Academy Award for "Best Supporting Actress." 

In researching her story, I ran across a couple of quotes attributed to McDaniel that I wanted to share: 

  "Putting a little time aside for clean fun and good humor is very necessary to relieve the tensions of our time." 
(Still so very relevant)

and this one is my favorite...

"You can best fight any existing evil from the inside."
-- Hattie McDaniel 

She was a treasure and I'm so glad to have been able to experience her talents through her films. Happy Birthday Hattie McDaniel! 

{photo LA Times/UCLA Collection}