I'll be honest--I've only seen four of her works: Hallelujah!, The Devil's Daughter, and two shorts: Pie, Pie, Blackbird and The Black Network, but she's absolutely amazing in all of it!
I love her energy, her spunk, her beauty, and at the risk of sounding weird--I love listening to her talk. Her natural speaking voice had such a Southern richness to it.
Here are a few clips of Ms. McKinney, Hollywood's first Black Leading Lady:
As "Chick" in Hallelujah!
In the "Pre-Code" film Safe in Hell
and click here to watch a Tribute Video to her!