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Jeni Le Gon (Jennie May Ligon)

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Biography

Georgia, USA
Born in 1916 in Chicago, Jeni Le Gon trained at Mary Bruce's School of Dancing and performed as a chorus girl, later in vaudeville, from age 16. In Hollywood she appeared in her debut film, Hooray for Love (1935), as dancing partner of the great Bill Robinson. Though primarily a dancer, Jeni sang well and was an appealing, attractive light actress when (rarely) given the chance. In Hollywood films 1935-49, her earlier appearances were in specialty dance numbers; later, as with most black stars of the time, in servant roles. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Black Girl in Jail

Birth of the Blues 1941

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Character: Essie, Nadine's Maid

Easter Parade 1948

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Character: Maid in 'Rose Room' Number

Somebody Loves Me 1952

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Character: Martha Swife

Bright Road 1953

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Character: Wanda Fuch

Home Is Where the Hart Is 1987

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Character: Window Granny

Bones 2001

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