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Butterfly McQueen (1911–1995)


Thelma McQueen attended public school in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from high school in Long Island, New York. She studied dance with Katherine Dunham, Geoffrey Holder, and Janet Collins. She danced with the Venezuela Jones Negro Youth Group. The "Butterfly" stage name, which does describe her constantly moving arms, actually derives from ... See full bio »

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Known For

Gone with the Wind Prissy - House Servant
(1939)
(1946)
(1979)
Beulah Oriole
(1950-1951)

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 1989 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Miss Priss
- Polly (1989) ... Miss Priss
 1986 The Mosquito Coast
Ma Kennywick
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Blind Negress
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I (1986) ... Blind Negress
 1979 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Aunt Thelma
- Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid (1979) ... Aunt Thelma
 1978 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Aunt Thelma
- The Seven Wishes of Joanna Peabody (1978) ... Aunt Thelma
 1974 Amazing Grace
Clarine
 1970 The Phynx
Butterfly McQueen
 1957 The Green Pastures (TV Movie)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mary
- Weather for Today (1951) ... Mary
 1950-1951 Beulah (TV Series)
Oriole
- Beulah and the Stock Market (1951) ... Oriole
- Bill, the Babysitter (1951) ... Oriole
- Beulah's Southern Cooking (1951) ... Oriole
- Beulah Meets the Eel (1950) ... Oriole
- Harry's Birthday (1950) ... Oriole
 1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1948 Killer Diller
Butterfly
 1946 Duel in the Sun
Vashti
 1945 Mildred Pierce
Lottie - Mildred's Maid (uncredited)
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast
Flaxen's Maid
 1944 Since You Went Away
WAC Sergeant (uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It
Annette
 1943 Cabin in the Sky
Lily
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Butterfly
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Prissy - House Servant
 1939 The Women
Lulu - Costmetics Counter Maid (uncredited)
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Other Works:

She appeared in a short lived OB musical, "Curly McDimple," which was a musical about Shirley Temple. See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Personal Quote:

Now I am happy I did Gone with the Wind (1939). I wasn't when I was 28, but it's part of black history. You have no idea how hard it is for black actors, but things change, things blossom in time. See more »

Trivia:

At the time of her passing, she was living in a modest one-bedroom cottage just outside Augusta, GA. Her neighbors told the media that they knew her as "Thelma" McQueen because she did not want the public to know who she was. On the night of Dec. 22, 1995, a fire broke out in her cottage, and she was found lying on the sidewalk outside with second- and third-degree burns over 70 percent of her ... See more »

Trademark:

Naturally high-pitched voice

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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