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Hattie McDaniel

by Ariadne from Mission Viejo

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My Hero Hattie McDaniel
Hattie McDaniel was an African American who was a songwriter, actress, singer, and comedian. McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar in 1939. Honestly I had no idea who to choose as my hero. I wanted to choose someone who influenced other people. I then found Hattie McDaniel. I chose McDaniel, because she showed what she could do what she loves even though people didn't agree. I, Ariadne Lugo Perez a high school student, in Mission Viejo, would like to be as inspiring as McDaniel.

To be a songwriter, actress, singer, and comedian. It must've been difficult for her to be all of those things and not be discouraged. As we all know African Americans were belittled and some people still belittle them. She went to East High School. She finished High School but didn't go to college because she wanted to focus on her career. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook website, actors earn $18.80 per hour. Also the job outlook is 10%, faster than average. Similar careers are announcers, dancers and choreographers, film and video editors and camera operators, musicians and singers, and producers and directors. My hero's traits and aptitudes were being an inspiration and brave. After she left High School she became a full time minstrel performer. Later she became the first African American to win in Oscar in the film Gone with the Wind. She also became the first African American to be heard on American radio. According to Hattie McDaniel's biography, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and died in 1952.

My hero's traits and aptitudes were being an inspiration and brave. After she left High School she became a full time minstrel performer. Later she became the first African American to win in Oscar in the film Gone with the Wind. She also became the first African American to be heard on American radio. According to Hattie McDaniel biography, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and died in 1952. Hattie McDaniel helps others by showing other African Americans that it is possible to do things like the whites can. She could act, sing, and be herself. She was discouraged and made fun of, but she still kept going. She appeared in over 300 hundred films even though she was in only 80 screen credits. She also voiced Hyacinth Hippo in Walt Disney's Fantasia. She was so brave to do what she loves. According to the Daily Mail website interviewers who interviewed a person closed to her said 'She had friends, she had her brother, she was involved in various charities. She loved to throw parties and people loved to attend them but she was never fully accepted in Hollywood.' It's depressing how she became a big person but was not accepted.

My hero's traits and aptitudes were being an inspiration and brave. After she left High School she became a full time minstrel performer. Later she became the first African American to win in Oscar in the film Gone with the Wind. She also became the first African American to be heard on American radio. According to Hattie McDaniel biography, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and died in 1952.

I would love to try and be in Drama later in my High School years. I believe acting is an amazing way of expressing yourself in another person. In my opinion acting is fun and even though my friends say I'm good, but it wouldn't be my career in the future. In college I would just join drama clubs and just have fun. My hero inspired me to figure out what my dream is and follow it. Hattie McDaniel wasn't accepted but she inspired me that even though people do not believe in what you can do, you can still follow your dreams.

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