Words to Live By: Lena Horne

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Take a note from the most iconic stars of yesterday-quite literally. Words to Live By is a compilation of the most memorable quotes from Old Hollywood on love, style, life, and more.

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. One of the most popular stars of the 1940s, Horne was not only a jazz and pop singer, but an actress, dancer, and civil rights activist. Her career spanned over 70 years, and she left a lasting impact on the 20th century entertainment industry as the first black woman to be nominated for a Tony Award for her role in the musical Jamaica. She also made her mark in Hollywood, starring in over a dozen films. CR remembers the iconic performer through some of her most famous quotes regarding life, Hollywood, and civil rights.

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