Nina Mae McKinney
(12 June 1913 - 3 May 1967)

Nina Mae McKinney

Also known as

  • Nannie Mayme McKinney
  • The Black Garbo
  • Queen of Night Life

Born Nannie Mayme in Lancaster, South Carolina in 1912, (passing away 3 May 1967), McKinney was a talented performer with a relatively short career. As with many of the black women stars of the period she could sing, dance, act, and was a talented comedian.

    Groups and Partners

    Associated Dances

  • charleston

    Stage Shows

  • Blackbirds of 1928
  • Ballyhoo 1932

    Films

  • Hallelujah 1929
  • Manhattan Serenade 1929
  • They Learned About Women 1930
  • Safe In Hell 1931
  • Pie, Pie, Blackbird 1932
  • Passing the Buck 1932
  • Kentucky Minstrels 1934
  • Sanders of the River 1935
  • Reckless 1935
  • The Black Network 1936
  • The Lonely Trail 1936
  • Gang Smashers 1938
  • On Velvet 1938
  • The Devil's Daughter 1939
  • Straight to Heaven 1939
  • Swanee Showboat 1940
  • Dark Waters 1944
  • Together Again 1944
  • The Power of the Whistler 1945
  • Mantan Messes Up 1946
  • Night Train to Memphis 1946
  • Danger Street 1947
  • Pinky 1949
  • Copper Canyon 1950

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