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Gina Malo (1909–1963) was an American film actress, born Janet Flynn in Cincinnati, Ohio. She appeared in a number of British films in the 1930s, often playing an American. GINA MALO (1909-1963) Though born in Cincinnati, as Janet Flynn, Gina Malo , represented herself as a Parisian film actress when securing her first Broadway parts. After a stint with Ziegfeld as a showgirl, Malo's ambitions as a singer found vent when she secured the part of the prima dona in Sigmund Romberg's operetta 'The New Moon' (1928-1929). When a Paris production of Romberg's musical formed, she jumped at the chance to play the part again. A capable French speaker, she obtained another stage role in Paris singing in "Broadway." She returned to New York as a replacement for Lily Damita in "Sons o’Guns". Rumors of her American nativity were not laid to rest by her speaking in a heavy French accent to interviewers, but her singing, markedly superior to Damita's, won praise in 1930. After Ruby Keeler Jolson bailed out of 'The Gang's all Here' during its Philadelphia try-out in 1931, Malo took over as the singing lead.