Lena Horne

Mostly Credited As: Lena Horne
Birth Name: Lena Mary Calhoun Horne
Date Of Birth: June 30, 1917 (Age 92)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Date Of Death: May 09, 2010
Cause Of Death: Unknown cause (Manhattan, New York City, New York)

Lena Horne

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917. and is a pioneer among African-American performers, Lena Horne was one of the early voice talents and beauty to brake the race barrier in Hollywood. Lena started her career appearing on stage in Harlem when she was only 14 years old By the age 16 she was singing in the, a the time, world famous Cotton Club. She is a world renowned singer of bluesy ballads,

She later made her debuit into films, starring in such popular musicals 'Stormy Weather' (1943) and Cabin in the Sky (1943).

TV Appearances

Main cast 
An Evening with Lena Horne (1994)As: Herself
Brown Sugar (1986)As: Herself
Tony Awards (1967)As: Herself (Co-Host 1983)
Episode Cast Credits 

American Masters (1986) 
  Paul Robeson: Here I Stand 12x03: (Feb/24/1999) As Herself 
  Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice 10x01: (Nov/25/1996) As Herself 

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) 
  22 May 1998 03x??: (May/22/1998) As Herself 
  16 June 1997 02x67: (Jun/16/1997) As Herself 

Sesame Street (1969) 
  All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (May/18/1994) As Herself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 65th Annual Academy Awards 41x01: (Mar/29/1993) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Reading Rainbow (1983) 
  Snowy Day: Stories and Poems 09x10: (Sep/27/1991) As Herself 

The Cosby Show (1984) 
  Cliff's Birthday 01x24: (May/09/1985) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Kennedy Center Honors (1978) 
  7th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 07x01: (Dec/25/1984) As Herself (Honoree) 

Tony Awards (1967) 
  The 37th Annual Tony Awards 17x01: (Jun/05/1983) As Herself (Co-Host) 
  The 36th Annual Tony Awards 16x01: (Jun/06/1982) As Herself 
  The 35th Annual Tony Awards 15x01: (Jun/07/1981) As Herself 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  23 November 1982 21x??: (Nov/23/1982) As Herself 

The Muppet Show (1976) 
  Lena Horne 01x07: (Nov/01/1976) As Herself 

The Flip Wilson Show (1970) 
  Tony Randall, Bob & Ray, Lena Horne 04x18: (Feb/21/1974) As Herself 
  Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Lena Horne 02x11: (Nov/25/1971) As Herself 
  Lena Horne, George Carlin 01x24: (Mar/11/1971) As Herself 
  Lena Horne, Tony Randall 01x12: (Dec/10/1970) As Herself 

The Bruce Forsyth Show (1959) 
  Special 1 (Apr/28/1973) As Herself 

Sanford and Son (1972) 
  A Visit From Lena Horne 02x16: (Jan/12/1973) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]

Film Night (1970) 
  The Black Man in the Cinema 01x??: (Apr/11/1971) As Herself 

Kraft Music Hall (1958) 
  Alan King - Things Ain't What They Used to Be 13x04: (Oct/07/1970) As Herself 
  Sandler & Young / Lena Horne / Kaye Ballard 11x32: (Jul/09/1969) As Herself 
  Sandler & Young / Judy Carne / Lena Horne 11x25: (May/14/1969) As Herself 

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) 
  Episode #35 02x21: (Feb/24/1969) As Herself 
  Episode #27 02x13: (Dec/30/1968) As Herself 
  Episode #21 02x07: (Oct/28/1968) As Herself 
  Episode #18 02x04: (Oct/07/1968) As Herself 

The Dean Martin Show (1965) 
  Lena Horne / Sid Caesar / Victor Borge 04x18: (Jan/30/1969) As Herself 
  Lena Horne / George Gobel / Skiles & Henderson 04x11: (Nov/28/1968) As Herself 
  Lena Horne / Zero Mostel / Buddy Ebsen 04x01: (Sep/19/1968) As Herself 
  Lena Horne / Andrews Sisters / Don Rickles 03x12: (Nov/30/1967) As Herself 

The Hollywood Palace (1964) 
  Host: Milton Berle / Lena Horne / Spanky & Our Gang 05x03: (Sep/19/1967) As Herself 

The Merv Griffin Show (1962) 
  Episode dated 15 May 1967 03x??: (May/15/1967) As Herself 

The Andy Williams Show (1962) (1962) 
  Joey Heatherton / Lena Horne 05x11: (Nov/20/1966) As Herself 

The Perry Como Show (1948) 
  Episode dated 24 January 1966 15x??: (Jan/24/1966) As Herself 
  Episode dated 18 October 1965 15x??: (Oct/18/1965) As Herself 
  Episode dated 17 October 1962 12x??: (Oct/17/1962) As Herself 
  Episode dated 31 January 1962 11x??: (Jan/31/1962) As Herself 

The Bell Telephone Hour (1959) 
  Music In Manhattan 08x02: (Oct/10/1965) As Herself 
  The Sound Of Music 07x07: (Jan/19/1965) As Herself 

The Twentieth Century (1957) 
  The Songs of Harold Arien 07x14: (Feb/09/1964) As Herself 

The Judy Garland Show (1963) 
  Episode #3 01x08: (Nov/17/1963) As Herself 

Password (1961) 
  Lena Horne vs. Abe Burrows 02x36: (Jun/10/1963) As Herself 
  Lena Horne vs. Mitch Miller 02x18: (Jan/27/1963) As Herself 

The DuPont Show of the Week (1961) 
  USO -- Wherever They Go! 01x04: (Oct/08/1961) As Herself 

Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955) 
  October 11 1959 04x??: (Oct/11/1959) As Herself 

The Steve Allen Show (1956) 
  Season 3, Episode 25 03x25: (Mar/16/1958) As Herself 

What's My Line? (US) (1950) 
  EPISODE #404 09x27: (Mar/02/1958) As Herself (Mystery Guest) 
  EPISODE #174 05x04: (Sep/27/1953) As Herself (Mystery Guest) 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Bill Haley & the Comets, Lena Horne, Jack Paar, Anthony Perkins 10x31: (Apr/28/1957) As Herself 
  Abbe Lane, Lena Horne 10x23: (Feb/24/1957) As Herself 
  Oscar Hammerstein Story Part 1 05x01: (Sep/09/1951) As Herself 

Music 55 (1955) 
  Episode #1.1 01x01: (Jul/12/1955) As Herself 

Your Show of Shows (1950) 
  Season 5, Episode 2 05x02: (Sep/19/1953) As Herself 
  Season 2, Episode 20 02x20: (Jan/20/1951) As Herself 

The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) 
  Eddie Cantor 01x25: (Feb/25/1951) As Herself 

A Different World (1987) 
  A Rock, a River, a Lena 06x24: (Unaired) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]
Featured Songs

Six Feet Under Songs:
I'll Take You + Back In My Baby's Arms 
Miss Match Songs:
Santa, Baby + Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 
Ascension Songs:
Night One + Stormy Weather 
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Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1991.

Lena is ranked #62 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock N Roll

Horne's active career spanned six decades, and in 1989 she was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Horne was due to be played by Janet Jackson in a 2004 TV movie, but Horne barred Jackson from taking the part after Jackson flashed her near-naked breast during the halftime show of the 2004 Super Bowl... Horne was a longtime spokesperson for Sanka coffee.

Lena Horne appears with fellow musicians Marian Anderson and Big Mama Thornton in our loop on Black History.

Lena Horne Quotes
It's ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about how bad she wants it. But occasionally we do.

You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.

Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death.

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.

In my early days I was a sepia Hedy Lamarr. Now I'm black and a woman, singing my own way.

I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald