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Nina Mae McKinney (Nannie Mayme McKinney)

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Biography

Lancaster, South Carolina, USA
Nina Mae McKinney is known as the seductress "Chick" from Hallelujah (1929), the first all-black, all-sound musical. Even though she was acknowledged as a great actress, singer and dancer by audiences in the U.S. and Europe, today she is mostly forgotten. She certainly had the looks, enthusiasm, and acting talent to succeed. But as she and other black women of her time learned, there wasn't much work for a black woman other than as a maid, "mammy" figure, or prostitute. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Leonie - the Hotel Manager

Safe in Hell 1931

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Character: Nina Mae McKinney - Singer

Reckless 1935

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Character: Lilongo

Sanders of the River 1935

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Character: Maid in Nightclub Powder Room

Together Again 1944

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Character: Rozelia

Pinky 1949

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