BUTTERFLY MCQUEEN

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Butterfly McQueen

Signed Broadsheet - 1961

Beautiful signature in dark blue fountain pen on 10" x 13" broadsheet ad from the March 28, 1961 edition of Look Magazine, Minor staple marks on edges. McQueen has autographed:

"Butterfly McQueen "Prissy" "G.W.T.W." 1939."

BUTTERFLY MCQUEEN (1911-1995) was an American film and television actress best known for the role of "Prissy" in Gone with the Wind.

McQueen made her first film in 1939 in what would become her most identifiable role-as Prissy, the young maid in Gone with the Wind, uttering the famous words: "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies!" She also played an uncredited bit part as a sales assistant in The Women, filmed after Gone with the Wind but released before it. Around this time McQueen also modeled for the Mrs. Butterworth bottle. She also played Butterfly, Mary Livingstone's maid in the Jack Benny radio program, for a time during World War II. But by 1947 she had grown tired of the ethnic stereotypes she was required to play and ended her film career.

 

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