Lena Horne

Lena Horne, the beautiful, elegant, talented singer and actress has become a legend. Her strong sense of her own identity, of justice, and of dignity forced her to struggle against social adversity, and allowed her to triumph. Music is just a part of her story.

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born on June 30, 1917, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, her parents separated by the time she was three years old, and she lived for several years with her paternal grandparents. Her early life was nomadic: Horne's mother, who was a fairly unsuccessful stage performer, took the young Lena on the road with her, and they lived in various parts of the South before returning to Horne's grandparents' home in Brooklyn in 1931

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Albums

MGM Records Collection
MGM Records Collection
Hip-O Select Records
2010
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Lena Horne Sings: The...
Captain Earth
2010
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The Lady Is A Tramp
Captain Earth
2005
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An Evening With Lena...
Captain Earth
2005
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Being Myself
Being Myself
Blue Note Records
2003
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Stormy Weather
Captain Earth
2002
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Videos

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