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Lena Horne (Lena Mary Calhoun Horne)

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Biography

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In her biography she stated that on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs. Her parents divorced while she was still a toddler. Her mother left later in order to find work as an actress and Lena was left in the care of her grandparents. Read more...

Actor

Character: Singer in Phil's Place

Panama Hattie 1942

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Character: Selina Rogers

Stormy Weather 1943

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Character: Fernway de la Fer

Broadway Rhythm 1944

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Character: Julie LaVerne / Herself

Till the Clouds Roll By 1946

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Character: Herself

Now 1965

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Character: Claire Quintana

Death of a Gunfighter 1969

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Character: Herself - at Banquet / Clip from 'Thousands Cheer'

That's Entertainment! 1974

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Character: Herself - Performer & Winner: Special Award

The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981

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Character: Herself - Special Memorial Tribute

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011

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Character: Herself

Lena 1964

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Character: Herself

Flip 1970

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