Lena Horne

Lena Horne, star of stage, cabaret, and screen, died recently at the age of 92. Born into a distinguished family, and with an actress mother, Horne had a frustrating film career. Due to the racism of the day (1940s-1950s), she was mostly limited on screen to small scenes that could be edited out of films when shown in theaters in the south. She was featured in the films Cabin in the Sky, Panama Hattie, among others, and sang Stormy Weather in the film of the same name. Stormy Weather became her theme song. Her last film role was Glinda, in The Wiz. The latter half of her career was filled with cabaret, television and stage appearances. Some books and DVD’s featuring Lena Horne are listed below.
Stormy Weather Newcomb Reading Room(Bartle) Circulation Desk (VHS) PN1997 .S765 1991
The Wiz Newcomb Reading Room(Bartle) Circulation Desk (DVD) — PN1997 .W5873 2008
Stormy weather : the life of Lena Horne by James Gavin Fine Arts ML420.H65 G38 2010
Lena : a biography of Lena Horne by James Haskins with Kathleen Benson Fine Arts ML420.H65 H38 1991
The Hornes : an American family by Gail Lumet Buckley F129.B7 B83 1986