Winnie Lightner

Actress Winnie Lightner

Winnie Lightner was an American motion picture actress. Perhaps her most famous role was as a gold-digger named Mabel, in Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929). Lightner was often typecast as a wise-cracking gold-digger and was known for her talents as a comedienne and singer. Winnie Lightner was born Winifred Reeves in Greenport, New York, but was raised in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen by her aunt and uncle Margaret and Andrew Hansen.
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  • 1971
    Age 71
    Died on March 5, 1971.
  • 1934
    Age 34
    She would play as a supporting actor in two more features, for MGM and Columbia Pictures respectively, before retiring in 1934.
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  • 1929
    Age 29
    The musical Gold Diggers of Broadway was a triumph for Lightner in 1929, and made her an international star.
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  • 1928
    Age 28
    In 1928, she made a Vitaphone short in which she sang "We Love It", "God Help a Sailor on a Night Like This", "That Brand New Model of Mine", and "We've Got a Lot to Learn."
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  • 1899
    Born on September 17, 1899.
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