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Hattie McDaniel

  • 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!

    • Hattie McDaniel,
    • in Doug McClelland, Star Speak ()
  • [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,
    • in Nikki Giovanni, "Even Now, Hooray for the Black Woman," in Daryl Cumber Dance, ed., Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor ()

Hattie McDaniel, U.S. actor, singer, songwriter, comedian

(1895 - 1952)