Lena Mary Calhoun Horne ~June 30, 1917 — May 9, 2010~
an American singer, actress and dancer.
Washington Post..Remembering Lena Horne: 1917 - 2010
The iconic singer and actress's career spanned six decades, helping to break down racial barriers for women of color in Hollywood.
Born on June 30, 1917, Lena Horne was considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. She came to the attention of Hollywood in 1942 and was the first black woman to sign a meaningful long-term contract with a major studio, a contract that said she would never have to play a maid.
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Lena Horne 1917-2010
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