Hattie McDaniel, (1895-1952) was the 1st African-American actor to win an Academy Award - she won an Oscar for her role as Mammy in "Gone with the Wind". She appeared in over 300 films, though only received screen credit for approx. 80. Has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2006 became 1st African-American Oscar winner to be honored with a US postage stamp. Known as a charming, generous, witty and elegant person to her family, friends, and many, many fans.