"Lena Mary Calhoun Horne" was an United States/American singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather (1943 film)/Stormy Weather. Because of the McCarthyism/Red Scare and her left-leaning political views, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood, Los Angeles/Hollywood. Her career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television and on broadway.
Returning to her roots as a nightclub performer, Horne took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom/March on Washington in August 1963, and continued to work as a performer, both in nightclubs and on television, while releasing well-received record albums. She announced her retirement in March 1980, but the next year starred in a one-woman show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which ran for more than three hundred performances on Broadway and earned her numerous awards and Accolade#Other meanings/accolades. She continued recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actresses! More Lena Horne on Wikipedia.