Mammy is definitely one of my all-time favorite movie characters. In fact, if it got down to it, she’s a strong contender for the number one spot. Her adorable face and sweet, but strong, nature makes her one of the most memorable characters ever.
Gone With the Wind fans and collectors will love this beautiful Gone with the Wind Collectible Bradford Exchange Knowles China Plate ; Mammy Lacing Scarlett. The classic scene depicted is one of the movie’s best. Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Gone With the Wind. This was the first Academy Award given to a black actor or actress. Her role as a ground-breaker was even more impressive than her role as the lovable Mammy.
The fact that this incredible lady was able to do such wonderful work during the unpleasant (to put it mildly) circumstances she no doubt found herself in is a credit to her character and strength. The same can certainly be said for other black actresses, actors, and musicians of her time. They were the Jackie Robinsons of their craft.