Florine McKinney

Florine McKinney (December 13, 1909 – July 28, 1975) was an American actress.

Florine McKinney
Born(1909-12-13)December 13, 1909
DiedJuly 28, 1975(1975-07-28) (aged 65)

McKinney was the daughter of a druggist in Fort Worth, Texas. She gained early acting experience in Little Theatre productions[1] and plays at Central High School in Fort Worth. A soprano,[2] she also sang in five languages at concerts in Texas. Her musical talents resulted in a scholarship to the American Conservatory of Music.[1]

McKinney received a contract from Paramount Pictures in 1931.[2] Later, as a contract actor at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, she had the female romantic lead in Dizzy Dames.[3] She also appeared in the films The Miracle Man, Horse Feathers, The Cabin in the Cotton, Cynara, Beauty for Sale, Dancing Lady, Student Tour, David Copperfield, Night Life of the Gods, Strangers All, Cappy Ricks Returns, Muss 'Em Up, A Star Fell from Heaven, Waterloo Bridge, Oklahoma Renegades, A Night at Earl Carroll's, You're the One, Unholy Partners, Brooklyn Orchid and Little Joe, the Wrangler, among others.[4]


  1. "Filmland Failure Turns to Success". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. November 13, 1931. p. 33. Retrieved 17 March 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  2. "School Stage Role Leads to Talkies". The Akron Beacon Journal. Ohio, Akron. November 21, 1931. p. 9. Retrieved 17 March 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  3. Bradley, Edwin M. (2016). Unsung Hollywood Musicals of the Golden Era: 50 Overlooked Films and Their Stars, 1929–1939. McFarland. p. 183. ISBN 9780786498338. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  4. "Florine McKinney". AllMovie. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
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