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Winnie Lightner (1899–1971)

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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dancing Lady
Dancing Lady Rosette LaRue
(1933)
Sit Tight
Sit Tight Winnie
(1931)
Play-Girl
Play-Girl Georgine Hicks
(1932)

Filmography

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 1934 I'll Fix It
Elizabeth
 1933 Dancing Lady
Rosette LaRue
 1933 She Had to Say Yes
Maizee
 1932 Play-Girl
Georgine Hicks
 1931 Side Show
Pat
 1931 Gold Dust Gertie
Gertrude 'Gertie' Dale
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Winnie
 1931 Sit Tight
Winnie
 1930 Hold Everything
Toots Breen
 1930 She Couldn't Say No
Winnie Harper
 1929 The Show of Shows
Performer in 'Pingo Pongo' & 'Singing in the Bathtub' Numbers
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Other Works:

Gay Paree (1925). Musical revue. Music by Alfred Goodman, Maurice Ruebens and J. Fred Coots. Book by Harold Atteridge. Lyrics by Clifford Grey. Musical Director: Alfred Goodman. Music orchestrated by Emil Gerstenberger. Additional lyrics by Harold Atteridge, Henry Creamer, Buddy G. DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald, Lester Allen, ... See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Copped the surname Lightner from an professional association with Thea Lightner, who became a talent manager. Though billed in vaudeville as "The Lightner Sisters" (a dance act), they were not actually sisters. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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