Lena Horne

Born Jun 30, 1917
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an African American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. 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...
Lena Horne

Lena Horne Stats


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: 5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)


: African American


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: 1917-06-30

Place of Birth

: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Date of Death

: May 9, 2010

Place of Death

: Manhattan

Cause of Death

: Heart failure