60 Timeless Photos Sure To Cause Major Nostalgia
In the '60s, Lena Horne's style was mature, refined and glamorous.
Pictured here is Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, she was a jazz and pop singer and dancer, as well as an actress and civil rights activist. Horne's career spanned over 70 years and began when she joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood.
She started gaining more substantial parts with role in the 1943 films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Unfortunately, McCarthyism was at its finest and the Red Scare was well underway. Because of her political activism, she found herself blacklisted in Hollywood like many other stars.
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