Lena Horne – actress, singer, dancer, and civil rights activist.

The beautiful Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American actress, singer, dancer, 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” (1940) and “Stormy Weather” (1943). Horne took part in the March on Washington in August 1963. In 1981 Horne starred in a one-woman show, “Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music”, which ran for more than three hundred performances on Broadway and earned her numerous awards and accolades. Lena Horne died on May 9, 2010, in New York City of heart failure. Her funeral took place at St. Ignatius Loyola Church on Park Avenue in New York City. Thousands gathered to mourn her, including Leontyne Price, Dionne Warwick, Jessye Norman, Chita Rivera, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Leslie Uggams, Lauren Bacall, Audra McDonald and Vanessa L. Williams.

Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010)

Lena Horne
(June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010)

Lena Horne - actress, singer, dancer, and civil rights activist.

Lena Horne – actress, singer, dancer, and civil rights activist.

Lena Horne c.1940's

Lena Horne c.1940’s

Lena Horne

Lena Horne

Lena Horne

Lena Horne

Lena Horne

Lena Horne

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