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Wonderful Smith (1911–2008)

In Rita Dove's poem "Hattie McDaniel Arrives at the Coconut Grove," Wonderful Smith adorns like the panache of jewelry the "free arm" of his good friend "Miss Mac" (as Smith was wont to call McDaniel) while the two walked arm in arm into that storied venue where Ms. McDaniel was about to receive her Academy Award for her role in the 1939 movie "... See full bio »

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 1994 Lily in Winter (TV Movie)
 1990-1991 In Living Color (TV Series)
 1990 To Sleep with Anger
 1987 Webster (TV Series)
Mr. Elchorn
- Grab Bag (1987) ... Mr. Elchorn
 1984 This Is Spinal Tap
 1982 Not Just Another Affair (TV Movie)
Court Clerk
 1981 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (TV Movie)
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
DMV Supervisor
- MAIT Team (1979) ... DMV Supervisor
 1978 Ring of Passion (TV Movie)
 1977 A Piece of the Action
Daniel McLean
 1977 Oh, God!
Court Clerk
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Apt. Super
 1976 Dynasty (TV Movie)
 1975 That's My Mama (TV Series)
- Clifton and Politics (1975) ... Childs
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
- Double Jeopardy (1975) ... Eddie
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series)
- The Best Man (1974) ... Reverend
 1973 A Dream for Christmas (TV Movie)
Department Store Owner (uncredited)
 1973 Howzer
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Father of the Bride (segment "Love and the Perfect Wedding")
- Love and the Clinic/Love and the Perfect Wedding/Love and the President/Love and the Return of Raymond (1972) ... Father of the Bride (segment "Love and the Perfect Wedding")
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
- Moment of Crisis (1972) ... Carl
 1942 Over My Dead Body
 1941 Top Sergeant Mulligan

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Accompanied Hattie McDaniel to the 1939 Oscar Awards ceremony (then a dinner) in 1940 where she won the award for Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind (1939).

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