Jane Winton (October 10, 1905 - September 22, 1959) was a
movie actress, dancer, opera soprano, writer, and painter. She was born in
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, The Crystal Cup
and The Fair Coed (1927), Burning Daylight, Melody of Love and The Patsy
(1928), Scandal and Show Girl in Hollywood (1929), and The Furies and Hell's Angels
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, a new invention which
synchronized sound with motion pictures. Modern talking pictures began with the
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 operetta Caviar. In England she became noted for her singing and
work in radio.
Jane Winton died in 1959 at the Pierre Hotel in New York