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Mammy

Most people think of Hattie McDaniels when they see the cast iron mammy's. I found three of these in Mt. Dora and gave 1 to my mother for her birthday.

 

"Hi-Hat Hattie"

The Colored Sophie Tucker

 

HATTIE McDANIEL. (cenotaph) BORN. June 10, 1895. Wichita, Kansas.

ENTERED INTO REST. October 26, 1952. AGE. 57 Years 4 Months 16 Days.

CAUSE OF BREST CANCER

 

Hattie McDaniel is distinguished as the first African-American to win an Academy Award. In 1940, she received an enthusiastic standing ovation at the awards ceremony held at the famous Coconut Grove in Los Angeles.

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Taken on March 28, 2010