Star of the daily (Monday-Friday) 15-minute radio show "Beulah" on CBS.
3 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
2 Articles |
5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, fellow members of the motion picture industry and honored guests: This is one of the happiest moments of my life, and I want to thank each one of you who had a part in selecting me for one of their awards, for your kindness. It has made me feel very, very humble; and I shall always hold it as a beacon for anything that I may be able to do in the future...
Was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. She won as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind
(1939). She became the first African-American to attend the Academy Awards as a guest, not a servant.
Frequently played "maid" characters
The Colored Sophie Tucker