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Lena Horne Overview:

Legendary actress, Lena Horne, was born Lena Mary Calhoun Horne on Jun 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York City. Horne died at the age of 92 on May 9, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City .



She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Recording and Motion Pictures. Horne was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Breaking Barriers:

By minooallen on Mar 10, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Breaking Barriers When signed a long-term contract with MGM it was a very big deal. The year was 1942 and prior to that no black actor had ever been privy to such lucrative contract with any major studio. More importantly, no black actor had ever wielded as much power in regard... Read full article

: a tribute

By Lindsey on Jun 30, 2013 From The Motion Pictures

TMP celebrates a very special birthday today! One of my favorite performers of all time, Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, was born on June 30, 1917. Though she moved around the country quite a bit during her childhood, often traveling with her mother, by the 1930s Horne had made it back to her birth state o... Read full article

Monday Serenade: on Sesame Street

By KC on May 17, 2010 From Classic Movies

I found these Sesame Street clips as I was trotting down memory lane with (via YouTube). This is my favorite version of Bein' Green. (When I played the clip, an ad for True Blood popped up. Hmmm, I know this is vintage Sesame Street, but I still think they're a bit off target with their d... Read full article


By Angela on May 10, 2010 From Hollywood Revue

is a woman who very much deserved to be a bigger movie star.  She probably would have been a bigger movie star had she worked in the film industry of today, not of the 1940s.  But unfortunately, she worked in movies during a time when the film industry couldn’t make full use of her ... Read full article

TV Tuesday: and Judy Garland

By KC on Feb 16, 2010 From Classic Movies

One of my favorite things about the Judy Garland Show is the way Garland's guests always seemed to let down their hair for her. really hams it up in this 1963 performance of Day In, Day Out, but while she and Garland give the appearance of casual buddies belting out a song, the... Read full article

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Lena Horne Quotes:

Claire Quintana: You mean that, didn't you?
Marshal Frank Patch: Mean what?
Claire Quintana: About marrying me.
Marshal Frank Patch: Yeah.
Claire Quintana: When, Frank?
Marshal Frank Patch: Right now.
Claire Quintana: Can a bride have an hour to get ready?
Marshal Frank Patch: It'll take you that long?
Claire Quintana: Uh-huh.
Marshal Frank Patch: Well, all right, but hurry up.
Claire Quintana: Frank?
Marshal Frank Patch: Yeah?
Claire Quintana: What about the preacher? He might want to be in on this.

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In Charles Whiting's book "The Long March On Rome", he reports that she refused to appear before racially segregated US Army audiences in WW2 Italy--since the army was officially segregated, the policy was to have one show solely for white troops and another show solely for black troops. Horne insisted on performing for mixed audiences, and since the US Army refused to allow integrated audiences, she wound up putting on a show for a mixed audience of black US soldiers and white German POWs.

Was born on the same day, and same place (Brooklyn N.Y) as actress Susan Hayward .

Received a Special Tony Award in 1982 for "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music." She had previously been nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Jamaica."

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