Lena Horne

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Lena Horne
Lena Horne

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.

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Horne was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. Reported to be descended from the John C. Calhoun family, both sides of her family were a mixture of African American, Native American, and European American descent and each belonged to what W. E. B. Du Bois called “The Talented Tenth”, the upper stratum of middle-class, well-educated African Americans.

Lena Horne Details

Birth Name: Lena Mary Calhoun Horne

Birth Place: Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City

Date of Birth: June 30, 1917

Date of Death: May 9, 2010

Location of death: Manhattan, NY

Ethnicity: mixture of African American, European, and Native American descent

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