Miss Hattie McDaniel
Miss McDaniel wrote: I desire a white casket and a white shroud; white gardenias in my hair and in my hands, together with a white gardenia blanket and a pillow of red roses - I also wish to be buried in the Hollywood Cemetery.
Her wish to be buried among her fellow movie stars in the Hollywood Cemetery was denied. The owner, Jules Roth (a nasty piece of work), refused to allow her to be interred there, because they did not take blacks. Her second choice was Rosedale Cemetery, where she lies today.
In 1952 thousands of mourners turned out to remember her life and her accomplishments.
Miss McDaniel in a scene from Song of the South (1946).
Miss McDaniel's 1939 Oscar acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind
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