Nina Mae McKinney became an actress when she was just 17 years old. McKinney began her career with roles in "Hallelujah" (1929) and the Jean Harlow drama "Reckless" (1935). McKinney then began to rack up a number of film credits, including roles in "Sanders of the River" (1935) with Leslie Banks and the drama "Pinky" (1949) with Jeanne Crain. McKinney was most recently credited in "Devil's Daughter" (2006). McKinney passed away in May 1967 at the age of 55.