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Hattie McDaniel may be best remembered for her Academy Award-winning role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind, but she got her start as a singer, traveling as a teenager with her family's Baptist tent show and the vaudeville group the Spikes Brothers Comedy Stars. Her big break came in 1920 when "Professor" George Morrison, a popular Denver musician, hired her to star in his traveling Melody Hounds. She later toured with the Pantages vaudeville circuit and in 1926 made her recording ... Read more

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