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30th June 1917

Lena Horne

American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an African American singer, dancer, actress, 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, 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 political activism, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood.


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  • Lived from
    1917 - 2010 (Died age 92)
  • Birthday:
    30th June 1917
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  • Place of Birth:
    New York City
  • Country:
    United States of America