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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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Known For

Dangerous Nan McGrew Dangerous Nan McGrew
Nothing But the Truth Mabel Jackson
Heads Up Betty Trumbull


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 1950 Three Little Words
Helen Kane (singing voice, uncredited)
 1931 A Lesson in Love (Short)
 1930 Heads Up
Betty Trumbull
 1930 Dangerous Nan McGrew
Dangerous Nan McGrew
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Schoolteacher (The Schoolroom)
 1929 Pointed Heels
Dorothea 'Dot' Nixon
 1929 Sweetie
Helen Fry
 1929 Nothing But the Truth
Mabel Jackson
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (13 credits)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Good Boy" on Broadway.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »


5' 2" (1.57 m)


Dan Healy  (her death) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The fact that my greatest following are women and children, with a large smattering of older folks, proves that boop-a-dooping is just a more natural reflection of public taste than when Shakespeare ruled the day. See more »


Her father was German, and her mother was an Irish woman who worked in a laundry facility. See more »

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