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Helen Kane (I) (1904–1966)

Lively childish leading lady on stage and films during the transition to sound. She began on stage at seventeen and went on to films in 1929. She made several early talkies at Paramount but her popularity soon waned. See full bio »

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House of 1000 Corpses
Pennies from Heaven
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A Lesson in Love
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 2017 Moon Rock City (performer: "Me And The Man In The Moon") (completed)
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (performer: "Unidentified Song", "Dangerous Nan McGrew" - uncredited)
 2003 House of 1000 Corpses (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (Documentary) (performer: "My Silent Love" (1932) - uncredited)
 1981 Pennies from Heaven (performer: "I Want to Be Bad" (1929))
 1974 That's Entertainment! (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You" (1928) - uncredited)
 1973 The Age of Ballyhoo (Video documentary) (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 1950 Three Little Words (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 1931 A Lesson in Love (Short) (performer: "I Love Myself Because You Love Me")
 1930 Dangerous Nan McGrew (performer: "Dangerous Nan McGrew" - uncredited)
 1930 Paramount on Parade (performer: "What Did Cleopatra Say")
 1929 Sweetie (performer: "I Think You'll Like It", "Prep Step", "He's So Unusual" - uncredited)
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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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"I just put it in at one of the rehearsals, a sort of interlude. It's hard to explain -- I haven't explained it to myself yet. It's like vo-de-o-do, Crosby with boo-boo-boo, and Durante with cha-cha-cha." -- Helen Kane, explaining the creation of her "boop-boop-a-doop" signature phrase. See more »


Earned $5,500 a week in the Oscar Hammerstein show, "Good Boy". See more »

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