McQueen, Butterfly

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Buttterfly McQueen (b. 1911) was an African-American actress. The films she was in include "Gone with the Wind", "Affectionately Yours", Mildred Pierce", "Duel in the Sun", and "Amazing Grace". While living in Harlem in the 1970s, she did community relations and recreation work for the City Park System. She is in the Black filmmakers Hall of Fame.

From the description of Butterfly McQueen papers, 1960s. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 77224219

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Dunham, Katherine. Katherine Dunham papers, 1919-1968. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Truth, Justice, and the American Way, Inc. Emerald City(television program) videotapes, 1976-1979, (bulk 1978). New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Goertz, Arthémise. "Studio one" presents "Give us our dream" / by Arthemise Goertz. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Kurtz, Wilbur G. (Wilbur George), 1882-1967. Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. visual arts collection, 1859-1972, undated. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc. Hatch-Billops Collection of oral histories, [ca. 1965-1980]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf McQueen, Butterfly 1911. Butterfly McQueen papers, 1960s. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Ken Harper papers, 1972-1988 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dunham, Katherine. person
associatedWith Harper, Ken, d. 1988 person
associatedWith Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Kurtz, Wilbur G. (Wilbur George), 1882-1967. person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Truth, Justice, and the American Way, Inc. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
United States
Social work with African American children
African American motion picture actors and actresses
African American actresses


Birth 1911-01-08

Death 1995-12-22




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