Jane Winton

Jane Winton (October 10, 1905 – September 22, 1959) was an American film actress, dancer, opera soprano, writer, and painter.

Jane Winton
Born(1905-10-10)October 10, 1905
DiedSeptember 22, 1959(1959-09-22) (aged 53)
OccupationActress, singer


Winton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1905. 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), Sunrise (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, the mother of the title character 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.

Opera and radioEdit

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 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 by Frederick Fell. Passion Is the Gale, her second novel, was released almost a year later.


Winton married three times. In 1927, she wed Hollywood screenwriter Charles Kenyon. She married New York businessman Horace Gumble in 1930. Her last husband was Michael T. Gottlieb, a stockbroker, tournament contract bridge player, and Arizona property owner. They wed in 1935.[citation needed]


Winton died in 1959 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City from undisclosed causes. She maintained other residences in Katonah, New York and Phoenix, Arizona.

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