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Winnie Lightner

b. 17 Sept 1899, Greenport, NY, USA, d. 6 March 1971, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. A favorite Broadway showgirl of the first 20s, Lightner made an appearance in the 1922-24 editions of George White colored’s Scandals, as do her sister Thea Lightner. She was presented prominently in Homosexual Paree in 1925 and its own revivals through another 2 yrs. She made an appearance in six from the moments, three being single places. In 1927 she is at the revue Harry Delmar’s Revels. Lightner’s film profession seems to have began having a Vitaphone brief, Winnie Lightner, Broadway’s Favorite (1928), after that continued with Platinum Diggers Of Broadway (1929), where she, Ann Pennington and Nancy Welford performed the titular trio who attempt to marry for the money. Also in 1929 she is at The Display Of Shows, performing two tunes, ‘Pingo Pongo’ and ‘Singin’ In The Bath tub’, segueing, with Bull Montana, into ‘You Had been DESIGNED FOR Me’. In the first 30s she made an appearance in She Couldn’t State No, co-starring with Chester Morris, Keep Everything! and THE LIFE SPAN FROM THE Party (all 1930), and Sit Tight as well as the Stolen Jools (1931). In the second option, she performed herself as do many other stars, the film becoming designed to increase money for any tuberculosis sanatorium (and financed with a cigarette organization). She was later on in Manhattan Parade (1932), Dance Woman (1933, which starred Joan Crawford and Clark Gable and noticed the film debuts of Fred Astaire and Nelson Eddy), and I’ll CORRECT IT (1934).

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