Women / Persons ~ P23730

Lena Horne

Alternate Names:
  • Leana Horne
  • Lena Mary Calhoun Horne
Gender: Female
Life Dates: 30 June 1917 - 9 May 2010
  • Activist
  • Activist, Civil Rights
  • African American
  • American, Native
  • American (US)
  • Member of committee or club
  • Performer, singer
  • Person of Mixed Race or Ethnicity
Note: Her parents were upper middle class and were somewhat prominent--her father was a successful gambler and her mother was an actress--but she was mostly raised by her grandparents. Got her start at the Cotton Club in NYC. Career spanned 70 years and included film, tv, and theater performances.
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