American actressDied when: 84 years 349 days (1019 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Butterfly McQueen (born Thelma McQueen;January 7, 1911 – December 22, 1995) was an American actress.Originally a dancer, McQueen first appeared in films as Prissy in Gone with the Wind (1939).
She was unable to attend the movie's premiere because it was held at a whites-only theater.Often typecast as a maid, she said: "I didn't mind playing a maid the first time, because I thought that was how you got into the business.
But after I did the same thing over and over, I resented it.I didn't mind being funny, but I didn't like being stupid." She continued as an actress in film in the 1940s, and then moved to television acting in the 1950s.
She won a 1980 Daytime Emmy Award for her performance in the ABC Afterschool Special episode "Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid."