Willie Best

  1. Sam McDaniel, Bad Men of Missouri, 1941.  First Humphrey Bogart refused to be Cole Younger – “are you kidding?” Then Willie Best, fell out of another cringeworthy Black role that he always managed to shine with.  He was swiftly replaced by McDaniel as Wash. During 1930-1955, Wilie played 134 demeaning screen roles.  Sam, the brother of Gone with the Wind’s Hattie McDaniel, scored more 223 between 1929 and 1959.

 Birth year: 1913Death year: 1962Other name: Casting Calls:  1