Actress. Singer. Activist. These are the roles that legendary entertainer, Lena Horne was known and respected for in her lifetime. Grace, dignity, and elegance were synonymous with her name and it was those characteristics that inspired the generations of women who admired her. Ms. Horne fought tirelessly for racial equality, participating in civil rights marches and serving with the National Council of Negro Women, and refusing to take roles that were racial stereotypes. During a career that spanned seven decades she starred on Broadway in Jamaica and later, Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music.
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