Five Things You Must Know About Butterfly McQueen:
1. Graduated from New York City College in 1975 at the age of 64 with a degree in political science.
2. Born Thelma McQueen, she planned to become a nurse until a high school teacher encouraged her to try an acting class.
3. She gained her nickname "Butterfly," after a ballet performance in A Midsummer's Night Dream.
4. McQueen was an atheist.
5. She donated her body to medical science.