Nina Mae McKinney

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Birthday
13, 1912
Birthplace
Lancaster, SC
Death Date
May 3, 1967 (54)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1912
Birthplace
Lancaster, SC
Death Date
May 3, 1967 (54)

About

She was one of the first African-American film stars in the United States and England and starred in the 1929 film Hallelujah!

Before Fame

She would perform antics on her bicycle as a child and acted in school plays.

Trivia

She was named 'The Black Garbo' in reference to Greta Garbo because of her beauty.

Family Life

She was married to Jazz musician, Jimmy Monroe from 1935 to 1938.

Associated With

She co-starred with actor Paul Robeson in the 1935 film Sanders of the River.