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Lena Horne is a Actor American born on 30 june 1917 at New York City (USA)

Lena Horne

Lena Horne
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Birth name Lena Mary Calhoun Horne
Nationality USA
Birth 30 june 1917 at New York City (USA)
Death 9 may 2010 (at 92 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American 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. Because of the Red Scare and her left-leaning political views, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood. Her career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television and on broadway.

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 she then toured the country in, which earned her numerous awards and accolades. She continued recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000.


Horne married Louis Jordan Jones in January 1937 in Pittsburgh. On December 21, 1937, their daughter, Gail (later known as Gail Lumet Buckley, a writer) was born there. They had a son, Edwin Jones (born February 7, 1940 – September 12, 1970) who died of kidney disease. Horne and Jones separated in 1940 and divorced in 1944.

Horne's second marriage was to Lennie Hayton, who was Music Director and one of the premier musical conductors and arrangers at MGM, in December 1947 in Paris. They separated in the early 1960s, but never divorced; he died in 1971.

In her as-told-to autobiography Lena by Richard Schickel, Horne recounts the enormous pressures she and her husband faced as an interracial couple. She later admitted in an interview in Ebony (May 1980), she had married Hayton to advance her career and cross the "color-line" in show business.

Horne also had a long and close relationship with Billy Strayhorn, whom she said she would have married if he had been heterosexual. He was also an important professional mentor to her.

Screenwriter Jenny Lumet, known for her award-winning screenplay Rachel Getting Married, is Horne's granddaughter, the daughter of filmmaker Sidney Lumet and Horne's daughter Gail. Her other grandchildren include Gail's other daughter, Amy Lumet, and her son's three children, Thomas, William, and Lena. Her great-grandchildren include the actor Jake Cannavale.

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lena Horne (23 films)

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Strange Frame: Love & Sax, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Claudia Black, Tara Strong, Ron Glass, Cree Summer, Tim Curry, Juliet Landau
Roles Ethel Andrews (archive footage)
Rating75% 3.792883.792883.792883.792883.79288
Set at the end of the 28th century, the human race has long since abandoned a desolate earth, colonizing Jupiter's moons, particularly Ganymede. Most of the refugees fleeing earth did so in exchange for an agreement of indentured servitude, projected to last "at most" one or two generations. However, this proved untrue, and by the 28th century a large portion of the population are in permanent debt bondage from birth. Naia (Tara Strong) is one such debt slave, genetically modified to have enhanced lung capacity in order to survive harsher work environments.
Bride Wars
Bride Wars (2009)
, 1h29
Directed by Gary Winick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen, Chris Pratt, Bryan Greenberg, Steve Howey
Rating55% 2.7554752.7554752.7554752.7554752.755475
Emma Allen (Anne Hathaway) and Olivia 'Liv' Lerner (Kate Hudson) are best friends who have planned every detail of their weddings, since first witnessing a wedding 20 years ago at the Plaza Hotel. Therefore, they both have made it a lifetime priority to be married in the same location in June.
The Wiz
The Wiz (1978)
, 2h14
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Météorologie, Monde imaginaire, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Le pays d'Oz, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films
Actors Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt
Roles Glinda the Good
Rating54% 2.7021652.7021652.7021652.7021652.702165
A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a shy 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she has, as Aunt Em teases her, never been south of 125th Street, and refuses to move out and on with her life.
Death of a Gunfighter, 1h40
Directed by Don Siegel, Robert Totten
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor, Kent Smith, Jacqueline Sue Scott, John Saxon
Roles Claire Quintana
Rating62% 3.149333.149333.149333.149333.14933
In the town of Cottonwood Springs, Texas at the turn of the century, Marshal Frank Patch is an Old West style lawman in a community determined to be modern. When Patch kills drunken Luke Mills in self-defense, the town decides it is time for the marshal to resign. But Patch refuses, reminding the citizens that when he took he job, the agreement was he could have it as long as he wanted. Afraid of Patch because of his knowledge of their misdeeds in the town's wilder days, the city fathers then decide the only way to remove Patch from office is by violence.
Meet Me in Las Vegas, 1h52
Directed by Roy Rowland
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Henreid, Jim Backus, Lena Horne
Roles Lena Horne
Rating61% 3.051263.051263.051263.051263.05126
Le film se déroule à l'intérieur et aux alentours de l'hôtel Sands à Las Vegas; un joueur découvre que tout ce qu'il a à faire pour gagner à la roulette est de prendre la main d'une danseuse.
Duchess Of Idaho, 1h38
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Musical films
Actors Van Johnson, Esther Williams, John Lund, Paula Raymond, Amanda Blake, Mel Tormé
Roles Herself - Cameo appearance
Rating63% 3.197493.197493.197493.197493.19749
Christine Riverton Duncan (Esther Williams) attempts to play matchmaker for her lovelorn friend Ellen (Paula Raymond) by pursuing Douglas J. Morrissen, Jr. (John Lund), the man Ellen loves, all the way to Idaho. There, Christine decides to play a joke on Douglas. After boarding his train to Sun Valley, Christine wins the man's affections and then shocks him with hints that she expects a commitment. Once she's in Sun Valley, however, things become problematic when Christine falls in love with hotel bandleader Dick Layne (Van Johnson). During her time in Sun Valley, Christine wins the title of "Duchess of Idaho" in a dance contest.
Till the Clouds Roll By, 2h12
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley, Richard Whorf, Henry Koster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Judy Garland, Lucille Bremer, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Van Heflin, Robert Walker
Roles Julie LaVerne / Herself
Rating64% 3.2479153.2479153.2479153.2479153.247915
La véritable histoire du célèbre compositeur Jerome Kern. Lors de la première représentation de la comédie musicale "Show Boat" à Broadway, le légendaire compositeur Jerome Kern se remémore avec émotion ses débuts et les différentes étapes de sa prestigieuse carrière...
Ziegfeld Follies, 1h50
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, Norman Taurog, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Merrill Pye, George Sidney, Charles Walters
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Lucille Bremer, Fanny Brice, Judy Garland, Kathryn Grayson
Roles Herself
Rating65% 3.2979453.2979453.2979453.2979453.297945
Florenz Ziegfeld (William Powell), au paradis, veut faire revivre ses grands spectacles de music-hall. S'ensuit, sortie de son esprit, une série de sketches musicaux ou humoristiques mettant en scène diverses vedettes.
Two Girls and a Sailor, 2h4
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, Van Johnson, Tom Drake, Henry Stephenson, Henry O'Neill
Roles Specialty
Rating66% 3.342393.342393.342393.342393.34239
Two sisters, Jean and Patsy Deyo, are born into a vaudeville family, and when they grow up, start an act themselves. One night, they invite a bunch of servicemen to their apartment. They are both attracted to a sailor named Johnny. Jean points out to Johnny an unused nearby warehouse they wish they could make into a canteen to entertain the troops.
Boogie-Woogie Dream, 13minutes
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Lena Horne
Rating69% 3.45823.45823.45823.45823.4582
In a nightclub, Teddy Wilson and his orchestra are laying down their last groove for the night. In the audience, Mr. Weathercoop (Russel Morrison) and his date (Virginia Pine) briefly discuss Wilson's band. Back in the kitchen, where Albert Ammons is hanging paper and Pete Johnson tunes a piano, a kitchen maid (Lena Horne) begins to sing about how she would like to perform in a new gown, rather than to wash dishes. Pete Johnson provides an impromptu accompaniment, and then Ammons joins in on a duet; a cutaway informs us that the Weathercoops are paying attention.