Nina Mae McKinney

Bio: The screen's first black love goddess, she was spotted as a teenager in the chorus line of Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928 and signed to star in King Vidor's all-black musical film Hallelujah (1929). She got rave reviews and MGM signed her to a five-year contract, but she appeared in only two films in that time; there were no good roles for blacks in Hollywood… More

Filmography

Nina Mae McKinney Videos

Hallelujah
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