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Singer, actress, and civil rights advocate lena horne was born in 1917 to a brooklyn family, described by writer w e b dubois as members of. Lena horne: the singer, dancer and actress, pictured in 1948, was blacklisted from performing for many years, labeled a the creation of blacklists beginning in the late 1940s left many. Home news celebrity deaths lena horne would have turned 100 this week celebrity deaths lena horne would have turned 100 this week horne was born into a family of civil rights activists. Legendary singer and activist lena horne passes away by the 1960s, horne was one of the most visible celebrities in the civil rights movement,.
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Funeral of entertainer and civil rights activist lena horne at church of st ignatius loyola in new york, friday, may 14, 2010. By the 1960s, horne was one of the most visible celebrities in the civil rights movement, once throwing a lamp at a customer who made a racial slur in a beverly hills restaurant and in 1963. Lena horne (june 30, 1917 - may 9, 2010) was an american singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. Singer, actress, civil rights activist lena horne dies at 92 (photo gallery) updated may 10, 2010 at 3:36 pm horne was one of the most visible celebrities in the civil rights movement, once.
Actress and activist the fbi began keeping a file on horne in 1947 as she rose to fame, becoming one of the first african-american entertainers to hit the heights of hollywood stardom using her prominence as a celebrity, horne advocated for civil rights - and caught the attention of the fbi. Come celebrate black history month with these amazing historical photos of celebrities who fought for civil rights lena horne lena horne wasn't just a triple threat the voice of the.
Biography of lena horne, singer and actress: her career was marked for both the racial injustice she experienced, and her activism for civil rights.