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Lena Horne

American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer

Lena Horne

American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer
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birthday
30th
June, 1917
Death
9th
May, 2010
Birth Place
New York City, U.S.
Birth Sign
cancer
Biography

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an African-American dancer, actress, Grammy-winning singer, and civil rights activist. Horne’s career spanned over 70 years, appearing in film, television, and theater. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood.
Horne advocated for human rights and took part in the March on Washington in August 1963. Later she returned to her roots as a nightclub performer and continued to work 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 300 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, retreating from the public eye in 2000. Horne died of congestive heart failure on May 9, 2010, at the age of 92.

instruments played
Vocals
Associated Acts

Harry Belafonte Tony Bennett Vic Damone Judy Garland Duke Ellington Billy Strayhorn Billie Holiday Sammy Davis Jr. Barbra Streisand Teddy Wilson Cab Calloway Noble Sissle Ralph Cooper

Children

Gail Lumet Buckley (daughter) Edwin Jones (son)

Education

Boys and Girls High School

Genres

Broadway traditional pop vocal jazz

Occupation

Singer dancer actress activist

Origin

Harlem, New York City

Relatives

Jenny Lumet (granddaughter) Jake Cannavale (great-grandson)

Spouses

Louis Jordan Jones (m. 1937; div. 1944) Lennie Hayton (m. 1947; died 1971)

Years Active

1933 2003

Name

Lena Horne

Nationality

United States of America

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