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Actress, Winnie Lightner, was born Winifred J. Reeves on Sep 17, 1899 in Greenport, NY. Lightner died at the age of 71 on Mar 5, 1971 in Sherman Oaks, CA .

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By Dawn Sample on Jan 29, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

was known as Broadway's "Song a Minute Girl" because she could belt out a song in less than 60 seconds. Her brassy outgoing style was perfect for Warner's Vitaphone shorts when sound became popular. "Gold Diggers of Broadway" was a triumph for Lightner in 1929, and the all-technicol... Read full article


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By Emma on Jan 13, 2013 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

Haven’t heard of this Precode actress, singer and comedienne? Neither had I since a few weeks ago when I tumbled upon this controversial movie poster for ‘Gold Dust Gertie’. It was probably ’s vaudeville style of performance, unusual looks and slightly ol... Read full article


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By Emma on Jan 13, 2013 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

Haven’t heard of this Precode actress, singer and comedienne? Neither had I since a few weeks ago when I tumbled upon this controversial movie poster for ‘Gold Dust Gertie’. It was probably ’s vaudeville style of performance, unusual looks and slightly ol... Read full article


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Winnie Lightner Quotes:

Janie 'Duchess' Barlow: What kind of a guy is Patch Gallagher, Rosie?
Rosette Henrietta LaRue: Compared to him an elephant's hide is tissue paper, but he sure knows his stuff.


Janie 'Duchess' Barlow: You didn't stop to think that I might have to wrestle my way home did you?
Rosette Henrietta LaRue: That's all right. Let him insult you. Plenty a girl has cashed in on a good hearted insult.


Judge: What's your name?
Rosette Henrietta LaRue: Rosette Henrietta LaRue! Occupation: hipswinging!
[the court erupts in laughter]
Judge: Now, Miss LaRue, just what constitutes a striptease?
Rosette Henrietta LaRue: A good constitution and a couple of zippers.
[the court erupts in laughter again]
Judge: Don't be ambiguous.
Rosette Henrietta LaRue: Oh, I won't if you won't.


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Winnie Lightner was the first movie performer in history ever to be censored for what she said or sang on screen rather than for anything she did visually. 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." A censorship board in Pennsylvania held the release of the film because of the content of Lightner's songs. According to film historian Alexander Walker, "Warners asked the censors to merely pass judgment on the visuals - the censors refused.".

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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