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Winnie Lightner (Winifred J. Reeves)

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Biography

Greenport, New York, USA
Winnie Lightner was known as Broadway's "Song a Minute Girl" because she could belt out a song in less than 60 seconds. Her brassy outgoing style lent itself to Warner's Vitaphone shorts when sound came in and soon Winnie Lightner was a top Warner star. The missing "Gold Diggers of Broadway" was a triumph for Lightner in 1929, and the all-technicolor "Life of the Parry" was an even bigger hit. Read more...

Actor

Character: Herself - Performer in 'Pingo Pongo' & 'Singing in the Bathtub' Numbers

The Show of Shows 1929

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Character: Toots Breen

Hold Everything 1930

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Character: Doris Roberts

Manhattan Parade 1931

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Character: Georgine Hicks

Play-Girl 1932

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Character: Rosette LaRue

Dancing Lady 1933

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Character: Maizee

She Had to Say Yes 1933

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