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BUTTERFLY McQUEEN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 03/12/1993 - HFSID 226770

BUTTERFLY MCQUEEN Butterfly McQueen fills out and signs a check for $20.00 to pay Broadway Health Food Store for food. Check signed: "Butterfly McQueen", 6x2¾ attached to the verso of a b/w 8x10 publicity photograph of Butterfly McQueen as Prissy. New York, New York, "3-12 1993".

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BUTTERFLY MCQUEEN
Butterfly McQueen fills out and signs a check for $20.00 to pay Broadway Health Food Store for food.
Check signed: "Butterfly McQueen", 6x2¾ attached to the verso of a b/w 8x10 publicity photograph of Butterfly McQueen as Prissy. New York, New York, "3-12 1993". Drawn on her account at The Bowery Savings Bank, payable to "Broadway Health Food Store" for '20.00/twenty and no/00". She has added two notations: for "Food, change?" and "(Thanks)". Thelma McQueen (1911-1995) was only 13 when she joined a theater group in Harlem. She was nicknamed "Butterfly" after dancing in the butterfly ballet in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. McQueen debuted on Broadway in Brown Sugar (1937) and two years later played her first and most memorable movie role, that of Prissy, the young slave, in Gone With the Wind. After being typecast as a sobbing maid in several films of the 1940s, she grew tired of the image and retired from films in 1947. McQueen continued intermittent theatrical engagements and returned to the screen in the early 1970s (Amazing Grace, 1974; The Mosquito Coast, 1986). In 1975, at the age of 64, she received a Bachelor's Degree in political science from the City College of New York. Bank cancellation stamps through signature. Stained at upper left. Otherwise, fine condition.

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