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Also Known As: Thelma Mcqueen Died: December 22, 1995
Born: January 8, 1911 Cause of Death: complications caused by burns sustained in a kerosene fire
Birth Place: Tampa, Florida, USA Profession: actor, radio host, receptionist, waitress, companion, sales person

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Butterfly McQueen is best remembered as Prissy, the maid with the high squeaky voice who didn't "know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies" in the classic "Gone With the Wind" (1939).

Butterfly McQueen is best remembered as Prissy, the maid with the high squeaky voice who didn't "know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies" in the classic "Gone With the Wind" (1939).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Polly (1989) Miss Priss
3.
 Mosquito Coast, The (1986) Ma Kennywick
4.
 Amazing Grace (1974) Clarine
5.
 The Phynx (1970)
6.
 Killer Diller (1948) Butterfly, his secretary
7.
 Duel in the Sun (1947) Vashti
8.
 Flame of Barbary Coast (1945) Beulah
9.
 Mildred Pierce (1945) Lottie
10.
 I Dood It (1943) Annette
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1911:
Born in Tampa, FL
:
After parents separated, moved with mother first to Augusta, GA and then to NYC
1937:
Broadway acting debut in "Brown Sugar"
1939:
Film acting debut in "Gone With the Wind"
1950:
TV series debut as regular "Beulah" (CBS)
1951:
Retired from acting (date approximate)
1970:
First feature in over twenty years "The Phynx"
1986:
Final film appearance "The Mosquito Coast"
1989:
Final TV appearance "Polly" (NBC)
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Education

City College of New York: New York , New York - 1975

Notes

"As I look back on "Gone With the Wind", for instance, I feel it is useful to have this authenticity. We've got to know more about where we've come from. I wasn't too happy about the whole thing, but also later in life, as I looked around, I decided to take what I could get and then use it for what I wanted to do."--McQueen quoted in THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 23, 1995.

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