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Lena Horne


Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917-May 9, 2010, in Brooklyn, New York. She has recorded and performed extensively, both independently, and with other jazz notables, including Artie Shaw, Teddy Wilson, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Benny Carter, and Billy Eckstine. 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.

Albums Lena Horne

15 played on Radionomy

  • Stormy Weather (disc 1)

  • Stormy Weather (disc 2)

  • Soul

  • Merry From Lena

  • Being Myself

  • Stormy Weather

  • Horne of Plenty

  • The Jazz Ladies Volume 3

  • The Best Of Lena Horne

  • The Irrespressible

  • Seasons Of A Life

  • The Best Of The War Years

  • A New Album

  • Love Songs

  • Lena Horne: A Musical Anthology