Lena Horne
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1917-06-30
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Lena Horne

Biography

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 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving ...

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Biography

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist.

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The Lady Is A Tramp
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The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
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The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
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Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
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Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
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You Do Something To Me
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You Do Something To Me
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Papa Don't Preach To Me
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Papa Don't Preach To Me
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I Concentrate On You
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I Concentrate On You
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I Get The Blues When It Rains
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I Get The Blues When It Rains
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Someone To Watch Over Me
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Someone To Watch Over Me
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Good For Nothin' Joe
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Good For Nothin' Joe
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From This Moment On
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From This Moment On
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Deed I Do
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Deed I Do
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In Love In Vain
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In Love In Vain
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A Friend Of Yours
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A Friend Of Yours
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It's Anybody's Spring
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It's Anybody's Spring
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Lena Horne Biography

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 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the 1943 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.

Returning to her roots as a nightclub performer, Horne took part in the March on Washington in August 1963, and continued to work as a performer, both in nightclubs and on television, while releasing well-received record albums. She announced her retirement in March 1980, but the next year starred in a one-woman show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which ran for more than three hundred performances on Broadway. She then toured the country in the show, earning numerous awards and accolades. Horne continued recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000.

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