Lena Horne

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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Because of the Red Scare and her left-leaning political views, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood. Her career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television and on broadway.

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Age: 92 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Cabin In The Sky (movie) Jazz singer, Stormy Weather

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In my early days I was a sepia Hedy Lamarr. Now I`m black and a woman, singing my own way.

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