Etta McDaniel (Etta McDaniel)

Etta McDaniel

Actress. The sister of Oscar-winning actress Hattie McDaniel, she played uncredited bits, usually as maids and mammies, in 58 films. Perhaps her most memorable moment is in “King Kong” (1933),  as the native woman with the coconut bra who snatches her baby away from the rampaging ape.  Her other credits include “The Green Pastures” (1936),  “The Devil Is a Sissy” (1936),  “Stella Dallas” (1937),  “Sergeant Madden” (1939),  “Son of Dracula” (1943),  and “The Thin Man Goes Home” (1945).  McDaniel was born in Witchita,  Kansas.  She made her performing debut with her seven siblings as a member of H. M. Johnson’s Mighty Modern Minstrels,  a Denver-based vaudeville troupe.  In 1933 she settled in Hollywood. (bio by: Bobb Edwards)  Family links:  Parents:  Henry McDaniel (1845 – 1922)  Susan McDaniel (____ – 1920)  Children:  Edgar Henry Goff (1907 – 1966)*  Siblings:  Otis McDaniel (1882 – 1916)*  Sam McDaniel (1886 – 1962)*  Etta McDaniel (1890 – 1946)  Hattie McDaniel (1895 – 1952)*  Hattie McDaniel (1895 – 1952)* *Calculated relationship

Born

  • December, 01, 1890
  • USA

Died

  • January, 01, 1946
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Calvary Cemetery
  • California
  • USA

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