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Lena Horne

Twentieth-century African-American singer and celebrity. She famously sang “Stormy Weather conditions,” earned a Grammy Award to get a 1981 record entitled Lena Horne: THE GIRL and Her Music, and made an appearance in film variations from the Wiz, Broadway Tempo, and Ziegfeld Follies. After falling out of senior high school at age sixteen, she performed in the chorus of Harlem’s famous Cotton Membership. A civil privileges activist with leftist politics leanings, she was blacklisted in Hollywood through the McCarthy period. She was created in NEW YORK for an affluent category of Western european, African-American, and Local American traditions. She wedded Louis Jordan Jones in 1937; the few had two kids. She made an appearance with jazz music artists Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington in the 1940 musical film Cabin in the Sky.

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