Jane Winton
(10/10/1905 - 09/22/1959)

Jane Winton was a movie actress, dancer, opera soprano, writer, and painter. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

During the 1920s she began her stage career as a dancer with the Ziegfeld Follies.

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), The Crystal Cup and The Fair Coed (1927), Burning Daylight, Melody of Love and The Patsy (1928), Scandal (1929), and The Furies and Hells Angels (1930).

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

After leaving Hollywood Winton performed various operatic roles both in the United States and abroad. In 1933 she was with the National Grand Opera Company for their production of I Pagliacci. She sang Nedda. She starred in the opperetta "Caviar". In England she became noted for her singing and work in radio.

Available Films

Bare Knees (1928)

Burning Daylight (1928)