Etta McDaniel

Etta McDaniel

Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Death 13 Jan 1946 (aged 55)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section R, Lot 146, Grave 14
Memorial ID 11845300 · View Source
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Actress. The sister of Oscar-winning actress Hattie McDaniel, she played uncredited bits, usually as maids and mammies, in 58 films. Perhaps her most memorable moment is in "King Kong" (1933), as the native woman with the coconut bra who snatches her baby away from the rampaging ape. Her other credits include "The Green Pastures" (1936), "The Devil Is a Sissy" (1936), "Stella Dallas" (1937), "Sergeant Madden" (1939), "Son of Dracula" (1943), and "The Thin Man Goes Home" (1945). McDaniel was born in Witchita, Kansas. She made her performing debut with her seven siblings as a member of H. M. Johnson's Mighty Modern Minstrels, a Denver-based vaudeville troupe. In 1933 she settled in Hollywood.

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