Maid in Hollywood: A Rite of Passage?

Playing a maid seems to be a rite of passage for black actresses, from Hattie McDaniel to Whoopi to Oprah -- even today. Now Viola Davis plays one in The Help.

By: Brandee Sanders
Posted: May 6 2011 5:29 PM
 
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