Childhood Home of Hattie McDaniel
Hattie McDaniel's childhood home in Fort Collins
Despite winning an Oscar, McDaniel could not attend the segregated premiere of Gone WIth the Wind and continued to be casted as a servant in most Hollywood productions
Jill Watts, Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood-Click the link below for more information about this book
Donald Bogle, Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood-Click the link below for more information about this book
Backstory and Context
Over the course of her career, McDaniel appeared in over 300 films, although she received screen credits for only about 80. She gained the respect of the show business community with her generosity, elegance and charm.
McDaniel has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood; one for her contributions to radio and one for motion pictures. In 1975, she was inducted into the Black Filmakers [sic] Hall of Fame and in 2006 became the first black Oscar winner honored with a US postage stamp.
McDaniel lived in Fort Collins for several years as a child, and [sic] this house, one of the last remaining of the small African-American community in Fort Collins in the early 20th Century."
This is currently an occupied, private home, so please be respectful of the owners.