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Winifred Shaw

  • Highest Rated: 80% Front Page Woman (1935)
  • Lowest Rated: 80% Front Page Woman (1935)
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  • The youngest of 13 children, singer/dancer/actress Wini Shaw was the daughter of Hawaiian/English entertainers. She made her own performing debut with her siblings at the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair. When the family act split up in the 1920s, Shaw became a headliner in the Ziegfeld Follies. After a false start at Fox Studios, Shaw's film career got under way at Warner Bros. in 1934, where she played secondary parts in such musicals as Sweet Adeline (1934) and Ready, Willing and Able (1937). Her most memorable screen assignment was the Broadway Baby in Gold Diggers of 1935; her face spotlighted in the middle of a pitch-black screen, Shaw introduced the Oscar-winning song "Lullaby of Broadway." During her stay at Warners, she also played dramatic roles in such films as Satan Met a Lady (1936) and The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936). Shaw spent the war years touring military bases with comedian Jack Benny and harmonica specialist Larry Adler; in the early '50s, she devoted her time to the stage, starring in the touring company of Call Me Madam. Wini Shaw retired from show business when she married Bill O'Malley in 1955.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Melody for Two Lorna Wray 1937
No Score Yet Ready, Willing and Able The English Jane Clarke 1937
No Score Yet Satan Met a Lady Astrid Ames 1936
No Score Yet The Singing Kid Singer 1936
No Score Yet Broadway Hostess Winnie Wharton 1935
80% Front Page Woman Inez Cordoza 1935
No Score Yet In Caliente Singer, `Woman in Red' 1935
No Score Yet The Case of the Curious Bride Doris Pender 1935
No Score Yet Sweet Adeline Elysia 1935
No Score Yet Wake Up and Dream Mae LaRue 1934
No Score Yet Gift of Gab Singer 1934
No Score Yet Million Dollar Ransom Babe 1934
No Score Yet Three on a Honeymoon Actor 1934

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