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.

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


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1987 A Different World Lena Horne
1984 The Cosby Show Lena Horne
1978 The Wiz Glinda the Good
1972 Sanford and Son Lena Horne
1969 Death of a Gunfighter Claire Quintana
1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas Lena Horne
1950 Duchess of Idaho Lena Horne
1948 Words and Music Lena Horne
1946 Till the Clouds Roll By Julie LaVerne , Lena Horne
1946 Ziegfeld Follies Lena Horne
1944 Broadway Rhythm Fernway de la Fer



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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