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Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1893 – October 26, 1952) was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedian.

She was best known for Gone with the Wind and for being the first African American to win an Academy Award for acting (she won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Gone with the Wind).

She was married four times and died at the age of 59 in 1952 after battling breast cancer.