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24th Oct '16 8:20:14 PM intastiel
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* Deconstructed in ''Kindred'' by ''Creator/OctaviaButler''. The mammy-esque slave Sarah finds what happiness she can, but beneath that facade is bone-deep rage and pain over a lifetime of servitude in which all but one of her children were sold away from her. It's presented not as surrender but as one of the ways that the plantation slaves weather unendurable horror.
22nd Sep '16 9:24:02 PM nombretomado
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* Cameron's Mammy from ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.

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* %%* Cameron's Mammy from ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''.
4th Sep '16 10:06:47 PM jamespolk
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* [=Hattie McDaniel=] made a career out of playing these kinds of roles, including Malena Burns in ''Literature/AliceAdams'', Fidelia in ''Film/SinceYouWentAway'', and most famously as Mammy in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. She's also in Disney's ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth''. She played a mammy for Creator/ShirleyTemple's character in ''Film/TheLittleColonel''. In ''Film/{{Saratoga}}'' her character says she'd go after Creator/ClarkGable's character if only he were the right color.

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* [=Hattie McDaniel=] made a career out of playing these kinds of roles, including Malena Burns in ''Literature/AliceAdams'', Fidelia in ''Film/SinceYouWentAway'', Callie in ''Film/TheyDiedWithTheirBootsOn'', and most famously as Mammy in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. She's also in Disney's ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth''. She played a mammy for Creator/ShirleyTemple's character in ''Film/TheLittleColonel''. In ''Film/{{Saratoga}}'' her character says she'd go after Creator/ClarkGable's character if only he were the right color.



** A Mammy was seen in the ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphony'' short ''Three Orphan Kittens'' and the ''WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup'' short ''Pantry Pirate''.

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** A Mammy was seen in the ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphony'' short ''Three Orphan Kittens'' ''WesternAnimation/ThreeOrphanKittens'' and the ''WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup'' short ''Pantry Pirate''.Pirate''. In ''Three Orphan Kittens'' the Mammy is about to throw the kittens out into the cold when the white child she's watching insists that they keep the kittens.
6th Jun '16 11:06:35 AM FF32
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[[caption-width-right:302:Hattie [=McDaniel=] as Mammy from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', the TropeCodifier.]]



[[caption-width-right:302:Hattie [=McDaniel=] as Mammy from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', the TropeCodifier.]]OlderThanRadio, {{Subtrope}} of EthnicMenialLabor, Mammy was born in the the DeepSouth of UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica, but continued to be a presence for a century after the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar and is also "popular" in Cuba. During slavery, she was largely resigned to her enslavement, perhaps even finding HappinessInSlavery. After she gained her freedom, Mammy continued to serve as a menial domestic to whites, and continued to aspire to little higher. In her freedom, she may have also moved north, although her position and character is largely unchanged whether she lives in rural Georgia or UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}.

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[[caption-width-right:302:Hattie [=McDaniel=] as Mammy from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', the TropeCodifier.]]OlderThanRadio, OlderThanRadio, {{Subtrope}} of EthnicMenialLabor, Mammy was born in the the DeepSouth of UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica, but continued to be a presence for a century after the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar and is also "popular" in Cuba. During slavery, she was largely resigned to her enslavement, perhaps even finding HappinessInSlavery. After she gained her freedom, Mammy continued to serve as a menial domestic to whites, and continued to aspire to little higher. In her freedom, she may have also moved north, although her position and character is largely unchanged whether she lives in rural Georgia or UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}.
8th May '16 11:57:32 AM Pichu-kun
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* Audrey's housekeeper from ''WesternAnimation/LittleAudrey''. Quite a FairForItsDay portrayal, since even though she's a bit harsh on Audrey, she plays the role as TheOnlySaneMan, plus she's always right at the end.

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* Audrey's housekeeper from ''WesternAnimation/LittleAudrey''. Quite a FairForItsDay portrayal, since even though she's a bit harsh on Audrey, she plays the role as TheOnlySaneMan, the OnlySaneMan, plus she's always right at the end.
8th May '16 11:56:50 AM Pichu-kun
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* Old Aunt Delilah in the Disney cartoon ''Figaro and Cleo'' (voiced by the same actress as Mammy Two-Shoes).
* A Mammy was seen in the ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphony'' short ''Three Orphan Kittens'' and the ''WesternAnimation/PlutoTheDog'' short ''Pantry Pirate''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts'':
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Old Aunt Delilah in the Disney cartoon ''Figaro and Cleo'' (voiced by the same actress as Mammy Two-Shoes).
* ** A Mammy was seen in the ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphony'' short ''Three Orphan Kittens'' and the ''WesternAnimation/PlutoTheDog'' ''WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup'' short ''Pantry Pirate''.
8th May '16 11:54:41 AM Pichu-kun
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* Subverted by Lenora "The natural born mama" from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. She's not a mammy in personality or profession, but definitely by character design. Part of the reason she drapes her apron (which makes her look rather round) over her back instead in the US release (revealing a slimmer but still much more full bodied figure than the standard Pokemon woman). The apron was also edited out of the anime and the manga in the US. Also probably part of the reason she was the one of the replaced gym leaders in the main story of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', and the only one that can't be battled outside of the World Tournament.

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* Subverted by Lenora "The natural born mama" from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. She's not a mammy in personality or profession, profession (she's an archeologist), but definitely by character design. Part of the reason she drapes her apron (which makes her look rather round) over her back instead in the US release (revealing a slimmer but still much more full bodied figure than the standard Pokemon woman). The apron was also edited out of the anime [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] and the ''Anime/PokemonAdventures'' manga in the US. Also probably part of the reason she was the one of the replaced gym leaders in the main story of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', and the only one that can't be battled outside of the World Tournament.



** A Mammy was also seen in the Silly Symphony short ''Three Orphan Kittens'' and the Pluto short ''Pantry Pirate''.

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** * A Mammy was also seen in the Silly Symphony ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphony'' short ''Three Orphan Kittens'' and the Pluto ''WesternAnimation/PlutoTheDog'' short ''Pantry Pirate''.
8th May '16 11:50:54 AM Pichu-kun
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* Bubba's mother (and her mother before her, and so on) from ''Film/ForrestGump''.
** [[spoiler:At least until Forrest gave her Bubba's share of the Bubba Gump Shrimp company; after that, she hired a ''white'' woman to be ''her'' "mammy".]]

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* Bubba's mother (and her mother before her, and so on) from ''Film/ForrestGump''.
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''Film/ForrestGump''. [[spoiler:At least until Forrest gave her Bubba's share of the Bubba Gump Shrimp company; after that, she hired a ''white'' woman to be ''her'' "mammy".]]



* Delilah in both film versions of ''Imitation Of Life'', but especially [[Film/ImitationOfLife1934 the 1934 original]]. The 1959 version by Creator/DouglasSirk is in fact a {{Deconstruction}}.

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* Delilah in both film versions of ''Imitation Of Life'', but especially [[Film/ImitationOfLife1934 the 1934 original]]. The 1959 version by Creator/DouglasSirk is in fact a {{Deconstruction}}. In both versions she is the [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] of Bea and they [[HasTwoMommies raise their children together]]. Unlike most "mammy" type characters she has her own storyline and character development.
20th Feb '16 4:21:15 PM jamespolk
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* Delilah in both film versions of ''Imitation Of Life'', but especially the 1934 original. The 1959 version by Creator/DouglasSirk is in fact a {{Deconstruction}}.

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* Delilah in both film versions of ''Imitation Of Life'', but especially [[Film/ImitationOfLife1934 the 1934 original.original]]. The 1959 version by Creator/DouglasSirk is in fact a {{Deconstruction}}.
18th Feb '16 3:21:10 PM GlassRain
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* Also found with Birdie in Radio/TheGreatGildersleeve, getting more egregious in later seasons.
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