Hattie McDaniel -- Black Ambition, White Hollywood
By Jill Watts. Watts, a researcher and writer, shares little-known aspects of McDaniel's life, from her dealings with Hollywood's power brokers and black political organizations to her successful civil rights battle to integrate a Los Angeles neighborhood, revealing a woman hailed as an achiever of "more firsts in Hollywood" than any other black entertainer of her time.
"My deepest gratitude to Jill Watts for making us aware of the life of the extraordinary Hattie McDaniel -- a multitalented actress and performer who, though outspoken, never lost her humility." --Diahann Carroll
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