Butterfly McQueen

Actor, Radio host, Companion
Butterfly McQueen is best remembered as Prissy, the maid with the high squeaky voice who didn't "know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies" in the classic "Gone With the Wind" (1939).
Born: 01/07/1911 in Tampa, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (16)

The Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mosquito Coast 1986 (Movie)

Ma Kennywick (Actor)

The Seven Wishes of Joanna Peabody 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Amazing Grace 1974 (Movie)

Clarine (Actor)

Duel in the Sun 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Flame of the Barbary Coast 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mildred Pierce 1945 (Movie)

Lottie (Actor)

Cabin in the Sky 1942 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

Gone With the Wind 1939 (Movie)

Prissy (Actor)

Affectionately Yours (Movie)

Butterfly (Actor)

Beulah (TV Show)

Actor

I Dood It (Movie)

Annette (Actor)

Polly (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Butterfly McQueen is best remembered as Prissy, the maid with the high squeaky voice who didn't "know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies" in the classic "Gone With the Wind" (1939).

EDUCATION

attended nursing school

City College of New York

New York , New York 1975
graduated at age 64

attended high school in Babylon, New York

Milestones

1989

Final TV appearance "Polly" (NBC)

1986

Final film appearance "The Mosquito Coast"

1969

First feature in over twenty years "The Phynx"

1951

Retired from acting (date approximate)

1950

TV series debut as regular "Beulah" (CBS)

1939

Film acting debut in "Gone With the Wind"

1937

Broadway acting debut in "Brown Sugar"

1911

Born in Tampa, FL

After parents separated, moved with mother first to Augusta, GA and then to NYC

Bonus Trivia

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"As I look back on "Gone With the Wind", for instance, I feel it is useful to have this authenticity. We've got to know more about where we've come from. I wasn't too happy about the whole thing, but also later in life, as I looked around, I decided to take what I could get and then use it for what I wanted to do."--McQueen quoted in THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 23, 1995.

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