Butterfly McQueen

Butterfly McQueen
1911 - 1995

Butterfly McQueen  American Actress


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American Actress Butterfly McQueen was born Thelma McQueen on 7th January, 1911 in Tampa, Florida. USA and passed away on 22nd Dec 1995 Augusta, Georgia. USA aged 84. She is most remembered for Gone With The Wind. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Butterfly McQueen is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and Actors from Florida.


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First Name Butterfly
Last Name McQueen
Full Name at Birth Thelma McQueen
Alternative Name Butterfly McQueen, Thelma McQueen
Age 84 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th January, 1911
Birthplace Tampa, Florida. USA
Died 22nd December, 1995
Place of Death Augusta, Georgia. USA
Cause of Death Burns
Buried Donated to medical science
Height 5' 1" (155 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Atheist
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress (20 credits) Soundtrack (1 credit) Thanks (1 credit)
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Gone With The Wind
Year(s) Active 1939–1989, 1935–1989

Butterfly McQueen (born Thelma McQueen; January 7, 1911 – December 22, 1995) was an American actress. Originally a dancer, McQueen first appeared in films as Prissy in Gone with the Wind (1939). She was unable to attend the movie's premiere because it was held at a whites-only theater. Often typecast as a maid, she said: "I didn't mind playing a maid the first time, because I thought that was how you got into the business. But after I did the same thing over and over, I resented it. I didn't mind being funny, but I didn't like being stupid." She continued as an actress in film in the 1940s, and then moved to television acting in the 1950s. She won a 1980 Daytime Emmy Award for her performance in the ABC Afterschool Special.

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The Mosquito Coast1986Ma KennywickMovie
American Playhouse1980Blind NegressTV Show
ABC Weekend Specials1977Aunt ThelmaTV Show
Amazing Grace1974ClarineMovie
ABC Afterschool Specials1972Aunt ThelmaTV Show
The Phynx1970Butterfly McQueenMovie
The Green Pastures1957TV Movie
The Magical World of Disney1954Miss PrissTV Show
Beulah1950OrioleTV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950MaryTV Show
Killer Diller1948ButterflyMovie
Studio One in Hollywood1948TV Show
Duel in the Sun1946VashtiMovie
Flame of Barbary Coast1945BeulahMovie
Mildred Pierce1945Lottie - Mildred's Maid (uncredited)Movie
Since You Went Away1944WAC Sergeant (uncredited)Movie
Cabin in the Sky1943LilyMovie
I Dood It1943AnnetteMovie
Affectionately Yours1941ButterflyMovie
Gone with the Wind1939Prissy - House ServantMovie
The Women1939Lulu - Cosmetics Counter Maid (uncredited)Movie
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LaurenFeb 20, 2009

So far Butterfly McQueen or Thelma is a fantastic actress!! I am so happy that I picked her for my Social Studies project!!

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