Butterfly McQueen

Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen (January 7, 1911 – December 22, 1995) was an American actress.

Originally a dancer, McQueen first appeared as Prissy, Scarlett O’Hara’s maid in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind. She continued as an actress in film in the 1940s, then moving to television acting in the 1950s. During World War II, she frequently appeared on the Armed Forces Broadcast “Jubilee,” as a comedienne. Many of these broadcasts are available on the Internet Archive.