Lena Horne

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

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Filmography

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Selected Lena Horne film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

1969
Claire Quintana

1956
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1950
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1948
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1946
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1944
Fernway de la Fer

1944
Specialty

1943
Georgia Brown

1943
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1943
Selina Rogers

1943
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1942
Singer in Phil's Place

1938
Ethel Andrews

1935
Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party (Short Film)
Cotton Club Dancer

Soundtrack Credits

2011
Homeland (TV Show)
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2011
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2010
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (TV Show)
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2006
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2003
Miss Match (TV Show)
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2002
Sinatra: The Classic Duets (TV Show)
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2001
Six Feet Under (TV Show)
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1997
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1997
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1997
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1994
Entertaining the Troops
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1981
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1978
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1976
The Muppet Show (TV Show)
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1969
Sesame Street (TV Show)
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1965
Now (Short Film)
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1965
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1964
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1962
At This Very Moment (TV Movie)
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1955
MGM Parade (TV Show)
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1946
Studio Visit
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1944
Boogie-Woogie Dream (Short Film)
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1943
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1943
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1942
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Quotes

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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.


(quoted from Brian Lanker's book "I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America", New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1986)) My own people didn't see me as a performer because they were busy trying to make a living and feed themselves. Until I got to café society in the '40s, I didn't even have a black audience and then it was mixed. I was always battling the system to try to get to be with my people. Finally, I wouldn't work for places that kept us out . . . it was a damn fight everywhere I was, every place I worked, in New York, in Hollywood, all over the world.


I remember the day tDr. King died. I wasn't angry at the beginning. It was like something very personal in my life had been touched and finished.


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Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Lena Horne on the cover.
  • Lena Horne - AMC Magazine [United States] (February 1997)
  • Lena Horne - Motion Picture Magazine [United States] (October 1944)
  • Michael Jackson - Jet Magazine [United States] (19 April 1982)

Pictorials

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List of Lena Horne magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Heather Locklear - Playboy Special Edition Magazine [United States] (August 1999)
  • Audrey Hepburn - People Magazine [United States] (8 May 1995)
  • Heather Locklear - Playboy Magazine [United States] (January 1999)

Dating History

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Albums

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List of albums by Lena Horne, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Lena Horne.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
I Want a Little Doggie 2001 53,962
Stormy Weather 1992 54,393
The Lady Is A Tramp 1992 96,296
When I Fall In Love 1993 116,303
Love Me Or Leave Me 1995 111,328
Mad About The Boy 1997 195,678
A Fine Romance 1966 130,220
Honeysuckle Rose 1992 165,831
Just One Of Those Things 1995 215,944
Night And Day 1992 156,089
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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First NameLena
Middle NameMary Calhoun
Last NameHorne
Full Name at BirthLena Mary Calhoun Horne
Age92 (age at death)
Date of BirthJune 30, 1917
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York.
Date of DeathMay 9, 2010
Location of DeathManhattan, New York City, New York.
Cause of DeathHeart Failure
Height5' 7" (170 cm)
Weight120 lbs (54.4 kg)
BuildSlim
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Distinctive FeaturesVoice And Face
Star SignCancer
ReligionBaptist
EthnicityMultiracial
NationalityAmerican
UniversityHoward University In Washington, DC
OccupationSinger, Actress, Dancer
Occupation CategorySinger
Claim to FameCabin In The Sky (movie) Jazz singer, Stormy Weather
Music GenreVocal
Music StyleShow Tunes, Jazz, Swing, Stage & Screen, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz
Music MoodSophisticated, Confident, Theatrical, Poignant, Passionate, Dramatic, Brassy, Elegant, Literate, Stylish, Sentimental, Sensual, Refined/Mannered, Romantic
InstrumentVocals
Measurements (inches)34C-24-34
Dress Size4
Shoe Size8
Official Websitelena-horne.com
FatherEdwin Fletcher "Teddy" Horne, Jr
MotherEdna Louise Scottron (1895–1985)
FriendsJudy Garland, Harry Belafonte
Associated PeopleHarry Belafonte
Tony Bennett
Judy Garland
Duke Ellington
Billy Strayhorn
Billie Holiday
Sammy Davis Jr.
Barbra Streisand
Teddy Wilson
Favorite FoodsCreole
Favorite ColorsBlack, Red

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