Category Lena Horne

Lena Horne 1917-2010

Pioneering singer, actress and dancerĀ Lena Horne is credited as helping black actresses to gain more acceptance in Hollywood and was an important contributor to the Civil Rights Movement. She was born in Brooklyn in 1917 and at the age of 16 became a dancer at the famousĀ Cotton Club. But her singing was soon gaining attention […]