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Born in Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameCeleste Noel

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Hattie Noel was born on February 2, 1893 in Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA as Celeste Noel. She was an actress, known for Lady for a Night (1942), Married and in Love (1940) and King for a Day (1934). She was married to Antina Parker. She died on November 13, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Antina Parker (? - ?)

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Auditioned for the role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939), but lost the role to Hattie McDaniel. Surviving screen tests of the pre-barbecue corset-lacing scene between Mammy and Scarlet, with Paulette Goddard and Joan Bennett as Scarlet, have survived.
Lively African-American stage and screen character actress. She ran away from home at the age of twelve to join up with a traveling carnival show, where she earned $7 per week singing and dancing. For the next two decades, she performed in vaudeville, circuses and night clubs before working in Hollywood.

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