Malo, Gina (1909–1963)

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Malo, Gina (1909–1963)

American theatrical performer. Born Janet Flynn, June 1, 1909, in Cincinnati, Ohio; died Nov 30, 1963, in New York, NY.

Trained at Albertina Rasch's studio in New York City, then danced in George White's Scandals of 1926; toured Paris with Rasch precision ballet dancers, appearing at Moulin Rouge; remained in Paris, dancing in Broadway and The New Moon; returned to US as "a famous French chanteuse," replacing Lili Damita in Sons O'Guns; starred in many British productions, including The Cat and the Fiddle and On Your Toes; also performed as dramatic and comic actress on stage and in such films as Strike It Rich (1933), Lily of Killarney (1934) and Over She Goes (1937).

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