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Lena Horne net value: Lena Horne was an American vocalist, dancer, celebrity, and civil privileges activist who had a net worthy of of $30 million. Lena Horne was created in Bedford, Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY in June 1917 and passed on in-may 2010. She profession lasted a lot more than 70 years and she made an appearance in movies, on tv, and on stage. At 16 she became a member of the chorus from the Natural cotton Club like a nightclub performer and shifted to Hollywood where she’d later become blacklisted due to the Reddish colored Scare and her politics activism. Horne got component in the March on Washington in 1963 and in 1980 she starred in her one-woman display Lena Horne: THE GIRL and Her Music on Broadway. Her most effective singles are the tracks “Stormy Weather conditions”, “One for My Baby (and YET ANOTHER for the street)”, “Deed I REALLY DO”, and “Like Me or Keep Me”. Horne was granted two stars for the Hollywood Walk of Popularity in 1960 for FILM and Documenting. She was inducted in to the Picture Honours Hall of Popularity in 1982 and was nominated for just two Primetime Emmy Honours and earned four Grammy Honours. Lena Horne passed on on, may 9, 2010 at age 92 from congestive center failure.

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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Became pregnant by her 2nd husband Lennie Hayton but suffered a miscarriage whilst in Paris in July 1950.
2Director Vincente Minnelli stated that Horne's cameo music appearances in other people's movies were designed to be easily edited out when they played in Southern theaters. According to Minelli, "This was, of course, contemptible".
3She moved into cabaret performances in some part because her name had appeared in "Red Channels", a publication that circulated in the entertainment industry during the McCarthy "Red Scare" era that listed names of performers it considered "subversives". Her activities in the civil rights movement, beginning in the 1940s, and her longtime friendship with former Communist actor/singer Paul Robeson were also used against her.
4She was posthumously awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on November 26, 2012.
5She was a lifelong liberal Democrat who was active in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. She worked with Eleanor Roosevelt on anti-lynching laws and during the John F. Kennedy administration she was a frequent guest at the White House.
6Her favorite actor was John Garfield.
7Received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 1989.
8Received an honorary doctorate from Howard University in 1980.
9Was born on the same day, and same place (Brooklyn, New York) as actress Susan Hayward.
10Made her last public appearance in 1999.
11She was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6282 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Motion Pictures at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
12Children from first marriage to Louis Jones: Gail Jones (b. 1938), aka Gail Lumet Buckley, and Terry Jones (b. 1939).
13Her father's name was Edwin F. Horne. Her mother was an actress, Edna Louise Calhoun Scottron.
14Leslie Uggams is scheduled to portray her in a musical production "Stormy Weather" at the Pasadena Playhouse (California) starting January 2009.
15In Charles Whiting's book "The Long March on Rome", he reports that she refused to appear before racially segregated United States Army audiences in World War II Italy--since the army was officially segregated, the policy was to have one show solely for white troops and another show solely for black troops. Horne insisted on performing for mixed audiences, and since the United States Army refused to allow integrated audiences, she wound up putting on a show for a mixed audience of black American soldiers and white German POWs.
16Grandmother of Jenny Lumet and Amy Lumet.
17Received a Special Tony Award in 1982 for "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music". She had previously been nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Jamaica".
18She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
19She had a weakness for Godiva chocolate.
20Ranked #62 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock N Roll.
21Sought the lead role in the controversial film Pinky (1949), about a black girl who passes for white. 20th Century-Fox boss Darryl F. Zanuck decided to take the safe road and choose a white star who had box-office appeal and picked Jeanne Crain. "Pinky", which was a slang term for a light-skinned black, won Crain her only Oscar nomination.
22According to her autobiography, she photographed so light in her initial screen tests that MGM was afraid people would mistake her for a white woman, so they had makeup legend Max Factor create a make-up line for her called "Dark Egyptian", so she could appear as a "Negro" onscreen. Ironically, Hedy Lamarr used this same makeup in White Cargo (1942) when she played a half-caste African native.
23She was branded a "Communist sympathizer" by many right-wing conservatives because of her association with Paul Robeson and her progressive political beliefs (which led her to be blacklisted in the 1950s).
24Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1991.
25Former mother-in-law of director Sidney Lumet. Lumet was married to Horne's daughter Gail Jones (Gail Lumet Buckley).
26Lived in Manhattan's fabled West Side apartment building, the Apthorp, whose residents include Rosie O'Donnell, Conan O'Brien, Steve Kroft, Cyndi Lauper and Kate Nelligan.
27She was the mother of journalist and author Gail Lumet Buckley, whose articles have appeared in Vogue Magazine (USA) and The Los Angeles Times (CA, USA); Buckley has researched and authored two books "The Hornes: An American Family" (New American Library, 1986) and "American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm" (Random House, 2001).
28Lost her father, husband and son in one year.
29Her signature song is "Stormy Weather".
30While at MGM, her appearances in movies were shot so that they could be cut easily from the film. This was because MGM feared audiences of the day--but especially in the South--would not accept a beautiful black woman in romantic, non-menial roles. Many in the business believed that this was the main reason she lost out on playing the mulatto "Julie" in MGM's remake of Show Boat (1951). Ironically, the role was played by one of Lena's close off-screen friends, Ava Gardner, who practiced for it by singing to Horne's recordings of the songs, and Lena had already appeared in the "Show Boat" segment of Till the Clouds Roll By (1946), in which she appeared as "Julie" singing "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" (which was, as all her MGM appearances, shot in such a way that it could be easily edited out of the film). Another irony is that she had been invited by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II themselves to play "Julie" in the 1946 Broadway revival of "Show Boat", but had had to refuse because MGM would not release her from her contract.


Quotes

#Quote
1I never considered myself a movie star. Mostly, I just sang songs in other people's movies.
2[on MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer] He was the most clever, ruthless, smart character that you would never want to know. All those guys were--Harry Cohn [Columbia Pictures chief] . . . Jack L. Warner [Warner Bros. chief]--believe me, they weren't dumb. They were the czars of the industry--and they had no mercy.
3I had this sort of greedy agent who made me go to Hollywood in the hope that I'd be in movies.
4[on Myrna Loy] A great star and a woman of accomplishment who is angry about all the right things.
5My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman, I'm not alone, I'm free. I say I'm free because I no longer have to be a credit, I don't have to be a symbol to anybody; I don't have to be a first to anybody. I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else.
6[on love] Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can.
7In my early days I was a sepia Hedy Lamarr. Now I'm black and a woman, singing my own way.
8A little nepotism never hurt nobody, honey. If you got it, use it. Press on with it. Remind them of it.
9Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
10It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
11You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.
12in Brian Lanker's book "I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America", New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1986)] My own people didn't see me as a performer because they were busy trying to make a living and feed themselves. Until I got to café society in the '40s, I didn't even have a black audience and then it was mixed. I was always battling the system to try to get to be with my people. Finally, I wouldn't work for places that kept us out . . . it was a damn fight everywhere I was, every place I worked, in New York, in Hollywood, all over the world.
13I was unique in that I was a kind of black that white people could accept. I was their daydream. I had the worst kind of acceptance because it was never for how great I was or what I contributed. It was because of the way I looked.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Legacy AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
2010Acting and Activism AwardWomen Film Critics Circle Awards

"As an anti-racist activist, she refused to appear before racially segregated US Army audiences in ... More

1982Hall of FameImage Awards
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6282 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn 8 February 1960. At 6250 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramGreat Performances (1971)· Robert Manby (executive producer)
· Diane M. Gioia (supervising producer)
· Sherman Sneed (producer)
· Bill Siegler (coordinating producer)
1984ACECableACE AwardsActress in a Comedy or Music ProgramLena Horne: The Lady and Her Music (1984)
1971Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical - Variety and Popular MusicHarry and Lena (1970)· Harry Belafonte (star)
· Chiz Schultz (producer)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Darker Than You Thinkperformer: "I'd Know you Anywhere", "Stormy Weather" announced
American Dad!2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Horror Story2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Homeland2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook2010TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary performer: "One for My Baby and One More for the Road", "Day In - Day Out"
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression2009Video documentary performer: "I Know You Remember" - uncredited
A Life in Words and Music2007Video short "The Lady Is a Tramp"
Take the Lead2006performer: "I Got Rhythm Take the Lead Remix", "I Got Rhythm"
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights2004performer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Miss Match2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sinatra: The Classic Duets2002TV Movie documentary performer: "One for My Baby and One More for the Road" - uncredited
Six Feet Under2002TV Series 1 episode
The Family Man2000performer: "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow"
Déjà Vu1997performer: "Where Or When"
Chicago Cab1997performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Lolita1997performer: "Stormy Weather"
That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary performer: "Where or When" 1937, "Just One of Those Things" 1935, "Ain't It the Truth" 1942, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" 1927 - uncredited
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert1994performer: "A Fine Romance"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge1990performer: "Stormy Weather"
Entertaining the Troops1988Documentary performer: "The Man I Love"
Beyond Therapy1987performer: "Someone To Watch Over Me"
DTV: Golden Oldies1984Video performer: "Stormy Weather"
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV Special performer: "If You Believe"
Sesame Street1980TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wiz1978performer: "Tornado/Glinda's Theme", "If You Believe In Yourself Reprise"
The Muppet Show1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
That's Entertainment, Part II1976Documentary performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp" 1937 - uncredited
That's Entertainment!1974performer: "Honeysuckle Rose" 1929 - uncredited
Death of a Gunfighter1969performer: "SWEET APPLE WINE"
The Dean Martin Show1967TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Hollywood Palace1967TV Series performer - 1 episode
Now1965Documentary short performer: "Now"
The Twentieth Century1964TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
At This Very Moment1962TV Special performer: "From This Moment On"
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: To the Ladies1960TV Special performer: "Ring the Bell", "But Beautiful", "From This Moment On", "As Long As I Live", "One for My Baby", "Stormy Weather", "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" - uncredited
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
Meet Me in Las Vegas1956performer: "If You Can Dream"
MGM Parade1955TV Series performer - 1 episode
Duchess of Idaho1950performer: "Baby Come Out of the Clouds"
Words and Music1948performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Where or When"
Till the Clouds Roll By1946performer: "Show Boat", "Why Was I Born?" uncredited
Studio Visit1946Short performer: "Ain't It the Truth" - uncredited
Ziegfeld Follies1945performer: "Love"
Boogie-Woogie Dream1944Short performer: "Unlucky Woman"
Two Girls and a Sailor1944performer: "Paper Doll" 1915 - uncredited
Broadway Rhythm1944performer: "Brazilian Boogie", "Somebody Loves Me"
Swing Fever1943performer: "You're So Indifferent"
Thousands Cheer1943performer: "Honeysuckle Rose" - uncredited
I Dood It1943performer: "Jericho" 1919
Stormy Weather1943performer: "There's No Two Ways About Love" 1943, "At a Georgia Camp Meeting" 1897, "De Camptown Races" 1849, "Diga Diga Doo" 1928, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" 1928, "Stormy Weather" 1933 - uncredited
Cabin in the Sky1943performer: "Life Is Full of Consequence" 1943, "Honey in the Honeycomb" 1940 uncredited
Panama Hattie1942performer: "Just One of Those Things" 1935, "The Sping" 1942 uncredited
The Duke Is Tops1938performer: "I Know You Remember", "Don't Let Our Love Song Turn Into a Blues" - uncredited

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Different World1993TV SeriesLena Horne
The Cosby Show1985TV SeriesLena Horne
The Wiz1978Glinda the Good
Sanford and Son1973TV SeriesLena Horne
Death of a Gunfighter1969Claire Quintana
Meet Me in Las Vegas1956Lena Horne
Duchess of Idaho1950Lena Horne
Words and Music1948Lena Horne
Till the Clouds Roll By1946Julie LaVerne (segment "Show Boat") / Lena Horne
Swingtime Jamboree1946
Ziegfeld Follies1945Lena Horne ('Love')
Two Girls and a Sailor1944Specialty
Broadway Rhythm1944Fernway de la Fer
Swing Fever1943Lena Horne
Thousands Cheer1943Lena Horne
I Dood It1943Lena Horne
Stormy Weather1943Selina Rogers
Cabin in the Sky1943Georgia Brown
Panama Hattie1942Singer in Phil's Place (uncredited)
The Duke Is Tops1938Ethel Andrews
Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party1935ShortCotton Club Dancer (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV Special in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The All-Star Christmas Show1958TV MovieHerself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1958TV SeriesHerself - Singer
What's My Line?1953-1958TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
The Heart of Show Business1957ShortHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1948-1957TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Vocalist
Val Parnell's Startime1956TV SeriesHerself
Music 551955TV Series documentaryHerself
A.N.T.A. Album of 19551955TV MovieHerself
The 26th Annual Academy Awards1954TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (New York)
Your Show of Shows1951-1953TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Studio Visit1946ShortHerself (uncredited)
Boogie-Woogie Dream1944ShortHerself
That's Entertainment!: The Masters Behind the Musicals2004Video documentary shortHerself
Then I'll Be Free to Travel Home2001Video documentaryNarrator
American Masters1996-1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-1998TV SeriesHerself
That's Entertainment III: Behind the Screen1994Video documentaryHerself
An Evening with Lena Horne1994TV MovieHerself
Sinatra Duets1994TV SpecialHerself
That's Entertainment! III1994DocumentaryHerself - Co-Host / Narrator
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
A Century of Women1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
1993 Essence Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Honoree
Aretha Franklin: Duets1993TV SpecialHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor1993TV Special documentaryHerself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Original Song
Reading Rainbow1991TV SeriesHerself
Wolf Trap Presents Victor Borge: An 80th Birthday Celebration1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs1989DocumentaryHerself
Sesame Street1973-1989TV SeriesHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning1988TV SeriesHerself
Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening1987TV MovieHerself
The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
The CBS Morning News1986TV SeriesHerself
Brown Sugar1986TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Learning About Letters1986Video shortHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1984TV MovieHerself - Honoree
Great Performances1984TV SeriesHerself
Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music1984TV MovieHerself
The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1982TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Save the Cable Cars Telethon1982TV MovieHerself
The 36th Annual Tony Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Musical
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
People of the Year1982TV MovieHerself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHerself
The Dick Cavett Show1981TV SeriesHerself
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Winner: Special Award
Song by Song1979TV SeriesHerself - Music Performer
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHerself
America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music1976TV MovieHerself
The Muppet Show1976TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest Star
Flip1970-1974TV SeriesHerself
Tony & Lena1973TV MovieHerself
The Bruce Forsyth Show1973TV SeriesHerself
Keep U.S. Beautiful1973TV SpecialHerself
Film Night1971TV SeriesHerself
The Kraft Music Hall1969-1971TV SeriesHerself
Harry and Lena1970TV MovieHerself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1970TV SeriesHerself
Sandler and Young's Kraft Music Hall1969TV SeriesHerself
Monsanto Night Presents Lena Horne1969TV MovieHerself - Host
Laugh-In1968-1969TV SeriesHerself
The London Palladium Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Dean Martin Show1967-1969TV SeriesHerself
Gala de l'Unicef1967TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Palace1967TV SeriesHerself
Stars for Israel1967TV MovieHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1967TV SeriesHerself
The Andy Williams Show1966TV SeriesHerself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1966TV SeriesHerself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1958-1966TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1966TV SeriesHerself
Today1965TV SeriesHerself
The Bell Telephone Hour1965TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Now1965Documentary shortHerself (voice)
The Royal Variety Performance 19641964TV MovieHerself
Lena1964TV MovieHerself
Freedom Spectacular1964TV MovieHerself
The Twentieth Century1964TV Series documentaryHerself
The Judy Garland Show1963TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Paar Program1963TV SeriesHerself
Password All-Stars1963TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
At This Very Moment1962TV SpecialHerself
The Milton Berle Spectacular1962TV MovieHerself
The DuPont Show of the Week1961TV SeriesHerself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1955-1961TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Top of the Bill
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: To the Ladies1960TV SpecialHerself - Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Songbook Standards - As Time Goes By2015TV Movie
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Spotlight on Broadway2013TV SeriesHerself
Strange Frame: Love & Sax2012Ethel Andrews (uncredited)
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Special Memorial Tribute
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
Cinema 32010TV Series
Democracy Now!2010TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Life in Words and Music2007Video shortHerself
Brush with Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman2007DocumentaryHerself
60 Minutes2003-2006TV Series documentaryHerself - Singer
War Stories with Oliver North2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Andy Williams: My Favorite Duets2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentaryHerself
Great Performances1985-2003TV SeriesHerself
Sinatra: The Classic Duets2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
It's Black Entertainment2002TV Special documentaryHerself
The Nightclub Years2001TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Harold Arlen1999Video documentaryHerself
Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!1994TV SpecialHerself
One on One: Classic Television Interviews1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
American Justice: Target - Mafia1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes: The Entertainers1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
That's Black Entertainment1990DocumentaryHerself
American Masters1990TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertaining the Troops1988DocumentaryHerself
Muppet Video: Muppet Moments1985VideoHerself
DTV: Golden Oldies1984VideoHerself
Sesame Street1980TV SeriesHerself
Best of the Dean Martin Show1979TV MovieHerself
That's Entertainment, Part II1976DocumentaryClip from 'Words and Music'
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals1974TV MovieHerself
That's Entertainment!1974Herself - at Banquet / Clip from 'Thousands Cheer'
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHerself
MGM Parade1955-1956TV SeriesSinger
Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership1949Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Mantan Messes Up1946Herself
Harlem Hotshots1945ShortHerself

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