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4 edition of Lena Horne (Melrose Square Black American Series) found in the catalog.

Lena Horne (Melrose Square Black American Series)

Brett Howard

Lena Horne (Melrose Square Black American Series)

by Brett Howard

  • 16 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Music,
  • Biography & Autobiography - People of Color,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Biography,
  • Biography,
  • Horne, Lena,
  • Singers,
  • United States,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatSchool & Library Binding
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9601243M
    ISBN 100613823710
    ISBN 109780613823715

    The success of Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which opened at the Nederlander Theater on Broadway on , and ran performances, until J (Horne's 65th birthday) was a cumulative one. Horne had been performing in nightclubs, theaters, and casinos for 40 years, singing many of the same songs she sang at the Nederlander, but somehow the Price: $ Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne by C. Michael Bailey, published on October 8, at All About Jazz. Find more Book Reviews articles.

    “Because Lena refused / to darken rear doors, / black stars now gleam / on red carpets / and reap box-office gold.” Weatherford’s writing is succinct and inspirational. Zunon’s oil paint and cut-paper–collage illustrations are more than a match for Horne’s dynamic onstage presence. He went on to book Horne for a four-week engagement in the Nederlander Theater. The show was a major success and was extended to a year run. For her performance, Horne won Tony and two Grammy awards. In Lena Horne was awarded a special Tony Award for her show Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music. For this show, she holds the record for.

    Lena Horne's father, Teddy Horne, was a gambler who left his wife and daughter. Cora Calhoun Horne's roots were in the family Lena Horne's daughter, Gail Lumet Buckley, has chronicled in her book The Black Calhouns.   James Gavin, author of "Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne," discusses his book with Pat Battle of NBC's Weekend Today in New York.


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Lena Horne (Melrose Square Black American Series) by Brett Howard Download PDF EPUB FB2

Any Lena Horne fan would be in pure bliss just knowing that they are hearing these accounts straight from this wonderful woman. Reading this book is like sitting down over tea and talking about life; the bumps, the bruises, the laughter, the dreams unfurled and everything else.

I highly recommend this book/5(4). re:stormy weather:the life of lena horne. dear betterworldbooks thankyou for your e-mail, but i am afraid that your super duper super cool robot has been overheating a bit and has got its acknowledgements of receipt in a twist.

the above book was promptly delivered on the 11th april, as described and well packaged/5(74). Lena Horne The Complete Guide This is a Wikipedia book, a collection of Wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as. Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an American singer, actress and dancer.

Horne joined the mike chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy to the Red Scare and her progressive political /5.

Lena Horne book Lena Horne would turn this year, and The Legendary Miss Lena Horne is a worthy tribute to this icon. Although Horne may be largely unknown to todays youngest readers, Lena Horne book Carole Boston Weatherford provides an engaging narrative for Hornes life and career that touches on the Harlem Renaissance, Jim Crow South, prejudice on stage and /5.

Parents need to know that The Legendary Miss Lena Horne is by award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford, who has also profiled civil rights heroes Harriet Tubman, Gordon Parks, and Fannie Lou tells the life story of one of the underappreciated stars of stage and screen, singer and actress Lena Horne, who overcame political and racial 3/5.

Early Life. Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born on Jin Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of a banker/professional gambler and an :   Lena Horne was born into the freedom struggle, to a family of teachers and activists.

Her mother dreamed of being an actress, so Lena followed in her footsteps as she chased small parts in vaudeville, living out of a suitcase until MGM offered Lena something more—the first ever studio contract for a black : Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Lena Horne is known as one of the most popular African American entertainers of the twentieth century. A woman of great beauty and commanding stage presence, she performed in nightclubs, concert halls, movies, and on radio and television.

Lena Horne was born in Brooklyn, New York, on J Her father, Edwin "Teddy" Horne, who. At Horne wrote a book about herself called “Lena.” She won the Spingarn Medal, the Tony Award, and the Drama Desk Award. Horne won these awards at ages 64 and Horne died on May 9, in New York City, New York from heart failure, aged ReferencesBorn: JBrooklyn, New York City, U.S.

The book delved into Horne’s secret marriage to Hayton, disclosing her personal feelings about the relationship. Almost as soon as Horne’s ship docked in New York, reporters began firing off Author: John Meroney.

Lena Horne. 1, likes 8 talking about this. This page is dedicated to the mulit-talented actres,singer, dancer of the silver screen, stage,television, and activist for equal rights/5(4).

Buy a cheap copy of Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne book by James Gavin. At long last, the first serious biography of entertainment legend Lena Horne -- the celebrated star of film, stage, and music who became one of the first Free shipping over $/5(5).

There is good reason for James Gavin’s “Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne” to take up — when you count the notes, bibliography, discography, filmography and index — nearly pages. Lena Horne was born into the freedom struggle, to a family of teachers and activists.

Her mother dreamed of being an actress, so Lena followed in her footsteps as she chased small parts in vaudeville, living out of a suitcase until MGM offered Lena something more—the first ever studio contract for a black ed on: Janu   "The beautiful ms Horne, Rest In Peace.

One in a million." - Margaret Richardsoc (Canton, MS) "Lena Horne was a superb argument for immortality." - Charles Self (Bedford, VA) "You were the greatest". Lena Horne (born JBrooklyn, New York, USA – died May 9,Manhattan, New York, USA) was an American singer, actress, dancer and civil rights activist who, inbecame the first African-American performer to be put under contract by a major studio.

She fought with first lady Eleanor Roosevelt to pass anti-lynching laws. Lena Horne, in full Lena Calhoun Horne, (born JBrooklyn, N.Y., U.S.—died May 9,New York City), American singer and actress who first came to fame in the s.

Britannica Explores. Women Trailblazers. Meet extraordinary women who dared to bring gender equality and other issues to the forefront. From overcoming. View the profiles of people named Lena Horne. Join Facebook to connect with Lena Horne and others you may know.

Facebook gives people the power to share. Get this from a library. Lena Horne. [James Haskins] -- 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.

re:stormy weather:the life of lena horne. dear betterworldbooks thankyou for your e-mail, but i am afraid that your super duper super cool robot has been overheating a bit and has got its acknowledgements of receipt in a twist. the above book was promptly delivered on the 11th april, as described and well packaged/5(46).Lena Horne was born talented and beautiful to a father who wanted to be a gambling kingpin and a mother who jumped from one vaudeville theater to another chasing her dream of being an actress.

It was a childhood on the road. Lena grew up in a time of no Civil Rights for African Americans in the U.S. and she fought to build a career in an environment that applauded her .At long last, the first serious biography of entertainment legend Lena Horne -- the celebrated star of film, stage, and music who became one of the first African-American icons.

At the Academy Awards, Halle Berry thanked Lena Horne for paving the way for her to become the first black recipient of a Best Actress Oscar. Though limited, mostly to guest singing appearances 4/5(2).