Wednesday, June 10, 2009


On 10 June 1895, Hattie McDaniel was born in Wichita, Kansas. She was the first African American actress to win an Oscar, for her role as a maid in Gone With the Wind.

Several years ago Alice Randall wrote an excellent book called The Wind Done Gone which presents Gone with the Wind from the perspective of a maid at Tara.

Quite different stories eh?

June 10th is also the birthday of the fabulous Judy Garland.

1 comment:

Harry said...

What a shame that her work and her memory were treated for so many years, so badly by the ignorant politically motivated commie 'Black Power' crowd in the USA.