LENA HORNE - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1952 - HFSID 310638
Sale Price $144.00
The singer and actress signs her name in black ink.
Autograph sentiment signed: "Most sincerely/Lena Horne", in black ink, 7x4½. Hollywood's Lovely Singing Star Lena Horne. Sultry American jazz singer and actressLena Horne (1917-2010) began performing at age six and left school at 16 to support her sick mother. She began singing at Harlem's Cotton Club in 1933, where Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington took her under their wings. She later performed with Noble Sissle's Orchestra and Teddy Wilson's big band. Horne won critical acclaim for her performance in Stormy Weather (1943) and for singing the movie's title song. Although she was the first black American woman to sign a long-term movie contract with a major studio (MGM), her films were shot so that her scenes could be cut out before being shown in the South. Horne placed a single, Love Me or Leave Me, in the Billboard Top 20 in 1955 and won two Grammy Awards (1981 for her album Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music and 1995 for her album An Evening with Lena Horne) and was nominated for a Tony in 1958 for her performance in Jamaica (1957-1959). Horne also won a special Tony in 1981 for her one-woman show Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music. Hand decorated. Soiled across page. Left edge worn. Ink transfer on photo. Otherwise, fine condition.
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