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McKinney, Nina Mae, 1912-1967


  • [Individual was a Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame inductee.]
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    • found: Hallelujah [MP] 1929:credits (cast, Nina Mae McKinney)
    • found: International film necrology, 1981(Nina Mae McKinney; b. 6/12/1913 in Lancaster, S.C. d. 5/3/1967)
    • found: Bourne, S. Nina Mae McKinney, c2011:p. 14 (Mina Mae McKinney was born Nannie Mayme McKinney on June 16,1912, in Lancaster, South Carolina. The actual date of her birth has not been confirmed. A copy of her birth certificate has not been located and put into the pubic domain, but the date given here is likely to be the most accurate. One of the earliest surviving known records is the March 1931 passenger list from Le Havre, France to New York in which eighteen-year-old "Mina McKinney" entered June 16, 1912 as her date of birth, and Lancaster, South Carolina as her place of birth.)
    • found: International Movie Database, June 29, 2012(Nina Mae McKinney, 1912-1967, b. June 13, 1912, Lancaster, S.C., d. May 3, 1967, New York, N.Y.)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 29, 2012(Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1912-May 3, 1967))
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 03, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(McKinney, Nina Mae; Nannie Mayme McKinney; dancer, actress, singer; born 12 June 1912 in Lancaster, South Carolina, United States; at the age of seventeen, she won a part in the chorus of the musical revue Blackbirds of 1928; had a leading role of Chick for the first all-black musical, Hallelujah, produced by MGM studios; her hands-on-hips-swinging dance that accompanied her rendition of “Swanee Shuffle” became a show business legend; labeled the “Black Garbo,” she toured cabarets and clubs in Paris, London, Greece, Dublin, and Budapest with her accompanist Garland Wilson; appeared in her second major film, Elia Kazan's Pinky (1949); was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame; died 03 May 1967 in New York)
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