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Butterfly McQueen
Original name: Thelma McQueen
Birth: Jan. 7, 1911
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1995
Richmond County
Georgia, USA

Butterfly was born Thelma McQueen. The "Butterfly" stage name, which does describe her constantly moving arms, actually derives from dancing the "Butterfly Ballet" in a 1935 production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". She appeared in eighteen films, including "Gone With the Wind" (in which she played Prissy), "Mildred Pierce", and "Huckleberry Finn". She quit acting in film in 1947 when she became frustrated with racial-typecasting. She received a bachelor's degree in political science from New York City College in 1975 (she was 64). In 1989 she was honored with a "Freethought Heroine" award from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. When she died, she left her personal bank account to that organization. She died when her clothes caught fire while she was lighting a lantern. (bio by: Brenda) 
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Record added: Oct 01, 2001
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