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For the tennis player, see Winnie Shaw.
, Screenshot from the trailer for the film Smart Blonde (1937).
Winifred Lei Momi, (1907-02-25)February 25, 1907, San Francisco, California, U.S.
May 2, 1982(1982-05-02) (aged 75), New York City, New York, U.S.
Winifred Shaw; Wini O'Malley; Winifred O'Malley
Actress, dancer, singer
Leo Cummins (divorced) 3 children,
William O Malley' (1955-1982) (her death)
Wini Shaw (February 25, 1907 - May 2, 1982), sometimes credited as Winifred Shaw, was an American actress, dancer and singer. Although credited with a 1910 year of birth, she was actually born in 1907 as per the Social Security Death Index under her married name Wini O'Malley (SS# 132-10-9051).
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She was born as Winifred Lei Momi in San Francisco, California in 1907, the youngest of thirteen children of Hawaiian descent.
Shaw began her entertainment career as a child in her parents' vaudeville act and later appeared in a number of Warner Brothers musical films in the 1930s. She is best remembered for introducing the song "Lullaby of Broadway" in the musical film Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935).
Shaw's only recording, (Decca 408) with Dick Jurgens and his Orchestra, was "Lullaby of Broadway" and "I'm Goin' Shoppin' with You". Both songs were from the film, and the recording was made on February 28, 1935.
She also sang "The Lady in Red" in the musical film In Caliente (1935), starring Dolores del Rio; the song was later made famous when Bugs Bunny sang it in drag.
Shaw appeared in a brief revival of the musical-theatre production of Simple Simon (1931) on Broadway in New York City, New York.