Before Dorothy Dandridge...Before Lena Horne...during the 1930's and 1940's Nina Mae McKinney was the world's premier black actress and performer. She feted as one of the most beautiful and expressive of actressess and performers with indefinable qualities that put her in a class of her own. This is a tribute to the lady known as....
*The Black Garbo*
*The Brown Clara Bow*
NINA MAE MCKINNEY
Actress, Singer, Dancer, Bandleader, Comedienne
This website is a tribute and remembrance dedicated to preserving the memory of a multi-talented woman who became the world's first Black movie star and glamour girl, to star in talking motion pictures. The extraordinary actress, singer, dancer, comedian - The Big Brown-Eyed Girl - Nina Mae McKinney.
The First Black Movie Star in the U.S. & Europe.
One of The First Black Internationally-Known Entertainers.