Hattie McDaniel died on October 26, 1952 and was interred in the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. It had been her wish to be buried with her fellow movie stars in the Hollywood Cemetery in Hollywood; however Jack Roth, the cemetery's owner at the time, refused to allow her to be buried there because she was a Negro and could not be in the same cemetery as White people. Thus, she was interred in Rosedale Cemetery.
In 1999, the new owner of the Hollywood Cemetery who changed its name to Hollywood Forever Cemetery wanted to right that wrong. Ms. McDaniel's family did not want to disturb her remains after all that time, so the cemetery did the next best thing and built a memorial to Hattie McDaniel on the lawn overlooking the lake. It is one of the most popular sites for visitors to the cemetery.
Hattie McDaniel has two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood; one for radio at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard and one for motion pictures at 1719 Vine Street.
Hattie McDaniel Facts
|Birthday||June 10, 1895|
|Birthplace||Wichita, Kansas, USA|
|Date of death||October 2, 1952 (age 57)|
|Height||5' 2" (1m57) How tall is Hattie McDaniel compared to you?|
|Awards||1940 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for Gone With the Wind)|
|Gone with the Wind|
|George Washington Slept Here|
|In This Our Life|
|Great Lie, The|
|The Male Animal|