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Lena Horne

Author: James Haskins
Publisher: New York : Coward-McCann, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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Details Horne's half-century career and describes her hard life as a child, her first appearance at Harlem's Cotton Club, her problems with the film industry and the political blacklist, and the strength and spirit that brought her success.
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Named Person: Lena Horne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Haskins
ISBN: 0698205863 9780698205864
OCLC Number: 9828114
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 1984.
Description: 160 p., [16] p. of plates : ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Well-born in Brooklyn --
Life on the road --
Lena goes to work --
Teenage bride --
Back in show business --
On her own --
Lena moves to Hollywood --
Battling Hollywood prejudice --
Lena and Lennie marry --
Lena on Broadway --
Civil rights activist --
Tragedy and renewal --
Lena Horne : legend.
Responsibility: James Haskins.

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Details Horne's half-century career and describes her hard life as a child, her first appearance at Harlem's Cotton Club, her problems with the film industry and the political blacklist, and the strength and spirit that brought her success.

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