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Jessica Lange - Awards

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress - (Tootsie) 1983

Academy Award for Best Actress - (Blue Sky) 1995

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - (Blue Sky) 1995

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - (A Streetcar Named Desire) 1996

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie- (Grey Gardens) 2009

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie - (American Horror Story) 2012

Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television- (American Horror Story) 2012

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In 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award, which she received for her role in “Gone With The Wind​.”

McDaniel had a long and illustrious career in entertainment. In addition to acting in more than 300 films, she was also a professional singer-songwriter, comedian, stage actress, radio performer, and television star. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood: one for her contributions to radio and one for motion pictures.

During World War II, McDaniel served as chairman of the “Negro Division” of the Hollywood Victory Committee, providing entertainment for soldiers stationed at military bases, making personal appearances at military hospitals, and performing at USO​ shows and war bond rallies to raise funds to support the war.

Image: “Hattie McDaniel (center), Chairman of the Negro Division of the Hollywood Victory Committee, takes time off from rehearsals…to lead a caravan of entertainers and hostesses to Minter Field,…for a vaudeville performance and dance for soldiers stationed there. The young lady to the right of Miss McDaniel is Miss Virginia Paris, noted concert singer.”, ca. 1941 - ca. 1945.