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Lena Horne

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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, 30 June 1917, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Horne is a dynamic performer, of striking appearance and elegant style. The daughter of an actress and a hotel operator, she was brought up mainly by her paternal grandmother, Cora Calhoun Horne. She made her professional debut at the age of 16 as a singer in the chorus at Harlem’s Cotton Club, learning from Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and Harold Arlen, the composer of a future big hit, ‘Stormy... Read more

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jazz
female vocalists
vocal jazz
oldies
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