Lena Horne

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Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010) was a singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist.

Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather.

Due to the Red Scare and her left-leaning... Read more