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Horne, Lena

LC control no.n 81082528
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LC classificationML420.H65 Biography
Personal name headingHorne, Lena
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Variant(s)Jones, Lena Horne
Hayton, Lena Horne
Birth date1917-06-30
Death date2010-05-09
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, N.Y.
Place of deathNew York City, N.Y.
Profession or occupationActresses Singers Civil rights workers
Found inHer In person, Lena Horne, 1950.
Haskins, J. Lena Horne, c1983 (subj.) CIP galley (b. Lena Calhoun Horne)
Cont. musicians, v. 11 (Horne, Lena; b. Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, June 30, 1917, Brooklyn, NY; married to Louis Jones, 1937-44, to Leonard George (Lennie) Hayton, 1947-71; singer, actress, activist)
New York times WWW site, May 10, 2010 (in obituary published May 9: Lena Horne; b. Lena Calhoun Horne, June 30, 1917, Brooklyn; d. Sunday night [May 9, 2010], New York, aged 92; first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio; went on to achieve international fame as a singer)