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January 2, 2024

Gorgeous Photos of Jane Winton in the 1920s and ’30s

Born 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actress, dancer, opera soprano, writer, and painter Jane Winton began her stage career as a dancer with the Ziegfeld Follies during the 1920s.

After coming to the West Coast, Winton became known as “the green-eyed goddess of Hollywood”. Her film appearances include roles in Tomorrow’s Love (1925), Why Girls Go Back Home (1926), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), The Crystal Cup (1927), The Fair Co-Ed (1927), Burning Daylight (1928), Melody of Love (1928), and The Patsy (1928), Scandal (1929), Show Girl in Hollywood (1929), The Furies (1930), and Hell’s Angels (1930).

Winton played Donna Isobel in Don Juan (1926). The film starred John Barrymore and Mary Astor. The movie was billed as the first film made in Vitaphone, an invention that synchronized sound with motion pictures. Modern sound pictures began with the Vitaphone.

After leaving Hollywood, Winton performed various operatic roles both in the United States and abroad. Her operatic debut came in 1933 when she performed as Nedda in the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s production of Pagliacci. In 1933, she was with the National Grand Opera Company for its production of I Pagliacci. She sang Nedda. She starred in the operetta Caviar. In England, she became noted for her singing and for working in radio.

In 1951, Winton’s novel Park Avenue Doctor was published. Passion Is the Gale was her second novel. She died in 1959 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, aged 53. Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Jane Winton in the 1920s and 1930s.


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