Who was the world's first African-American to win an Oscar?
Halle Berry recently made history
as the first African-American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress. However,
Berry wasn’t the first African-American to hold that golden statue in her hand
and she wasn’t even the first African-American woman to do it.
The first African-American to win an Academy Award was
Hattie McDaniel. She won it in 1939 for Best Supporting Actress for her role in
Gone with the Wind. However, that was not the only role that McDaniel held and
although she was only given screen credit for about 80 films, she was actually
in over 300. Hattie McDaniel has many credits to her name, two of which are
stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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