lena horne was jorn in june 30 in 1917

horne joined the chorus of the cotton club at the age sixteen and became a night club permformer before moving to hollywood where she had small parts in numerous movies and more substantial parts in the films and cabin in the sky and stormy weather. due to the red scare and her left- leaning political views horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in hollywood. returning to her roots as a nightclub performer horne took part in the march on washington both in nightclubs and on televisoin while releasing well-received record

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