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“Why should I complain about making $7,000 a week playing a maid? If I didn't, I'd be making seven dollars a week actually being one!”
“[On accepting roles as a maid:] I can either play a maid for two hundred dollars a day or work as a maid for two dollars!”
Hattie McDaniel, U.S. actor, singer, songwriter, comedian
(1895 - 1952)