Lena Horne

Lena Horne

Performer

Lena Horne, the elegant and statuesque singer who broke down color barriers by becoming one of Hollywood's first African-American female stars, and who later made a triumphant return to Broadway, died on May 9, 2010, at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She was 92 and lived in Manhattan.

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  • Born: Jun 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York
  • Death: May 9, 2010 in New York, New York

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1981 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music Winner
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1981 Special Citation Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music Winner
Tony Award
1981 Special Award Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music Winner
1958 Best Actress in a Musical Jamaica Nominee
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