Lena Horne

Lena Horne

  • Born on
    • June 30th, 1917
  • Died on
    • May 9th, 2010
Lena Horne was (1917-2010) 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 political views, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood. Returning to her roots as a nightclub performer, Horne took part in the March on Washington in August 1963, and continued to work as a performer, both in nightclubs and on television, while releasing well-received record albums. She announced her retirement in March 1980, but the next year 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. She continued recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000. Horne died on May 9, 2010 in New York City. During her lifetime, Horne was awarded four Grammys, a Tony, and a NAACP Image Award . She also received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1984.

Starring Lena Horne on Plex


Acting (14 Credits)

2004TV in Black: The First Fifty Years
1978The Wiz as Glinda the Good
1976That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1974That's Entertainment! as (archive footage)
1969Death of a Gunfighter as Claire Quintana
1956Meet Me in Las Vegas as Lena Horne
1950Duchess of Idaho as Lena Horne
1948Words and Music as Lena Horne
1946Till the Clouds Roll by as Julie LaVerne / Herself
1945Ziegfeld Follies as Lena Horne
1944Two Girls and a Sailor as Specialty
1943Stormy Weather as Selina Rogers
1943Cabin in the Sky as Georgia Brown
1943Thousands Cheer as Lena Horne

Herself (4 Credits)

2019The Green Book: Guide to Freedom as Self - Singer (archive footage)
1994That's Entertainment! III as Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
1965Now as Herself (voice)
1943I Dood It as Herself


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