Lena Horne Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: June 30, 1917 in New York City, New York
Died: May 9, 2010 in New York City, New York
Biography | show moreshow less
Lena 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.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
2010 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (Sound), 1994 That's Entertainment! III Behind the Screen (in person), 2010 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (Other), 1990 That's Black Entertainment (Other), 1997 Chicago Cab (Sound), 1997 Lolita (Sound), 2011 The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (Other), 2011 The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (Other), 1999 Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Harold Arlen (Other), 1967 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (Sound), 2001 Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song (Other), 2007 A Life in Words and Music (Sound), 1965 Now (Sound), 1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (Sound), 1965 Now (in person), 2007 A Life in Words and Music (Other), 1990 American Masters (Other), 2011 Homeland (Sound), 2006 Take the Lead (Sound), 1986 Learning About Letters (in person), 2010 Democracy Now! (Other), 1978 The Wiz (Performer), 1969 Death of a Gunfighter (Performer), 1943 Cabin in the Sky (Performer), 2004 The Masters Behind the Musicals (in person), 2001 Then I'll Be Free to Travel Home (in person), 1997-1998 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (in person), 1994 An Evening with Lena Horne (in person), 1994 Sinatra Duets (in person), 1993 Aretha Franklin: Duets (in person), 1989 Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs (in person), 1988 Ebony/Jet Showcase (in person), 1987 The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards (in person), 1985 Night of 100 Stars II (in person), 1983 The 37th Annual Tony Awards (in person), 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (in person), 1981 Tomorrow Coast to Coast (in person), 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (in person), 1979 Song by Song (in person), 1970 The Engelbert Humperdinck Show (in person), 1969 Monsanto Night Presents Lena Horne (in person), 1968-1969 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (in person), 1966 The Andy Williams Show (in person), 1966 The Eamonn Andrews Show (in person), 1965 Today (in person), 1964 Freedom Spectacular (in person), 1963 The Jack Paar Program (in person), 1963 Password All-Stars (in person), 1958 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (in person), 1957 The Heart of Show Business (in person), 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas (in person), 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (in person), 1948 Words and Music (in person), 1946 Studio Visit (in person), 1943 I Dood It (in person), 1943 Thousands Cheer (in person), 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: (Sound), 2002 Six Feet Under (Sound), 2010 Breakfast (Other), 2006 War Stories with Oliver North (Other), 2004 TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (Other), 1993 One on One: Classic Television Interviews (Other), 1992 Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II (Other), 2000 The Family Man (Sound), 1980 Sesame Street (Sound), 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Sound), 1990 Wolf Trap Presents Victor Borge: An 80th Birthday Celebration (in person), 1982 People of the Year (in person), 2012 Strange Frame: Love & Sax (Other), 2010 Cinema 3 (Other), 1980 Sesame Street (Other), 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Other), 1994 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Sound), 1997 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (Other), 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Sound), 1984 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (in person), 2007 Brush with Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman (Other), 2004 Andy Williams: My Favorite Duets (Other), 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Other), 1974 That's Entertainment! (Sound), 1974 That's Entertainment! (Other), 1946 Mantan Messes Up (Other), 1945 Harlem Hotshots (Other), 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (Performer), 1943 Stormy Weather (Performer), 1985 The Cosby Show (in person), 1976 The Muppet Show (in person), 1973 Tony & Lena (in person), 1969-1970 The Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1969 The London Palladium Show (in person), 1964 Lena (in person), 1963 The Judy Garland Show (in person), 1962 At This Very Moment (in person), 1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (in person), 1953-1958 What's My Line (in person), 1951-1957 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1956 Val Parnell's Startime (in person), 1944 Boogie-Woogie Dream (in person), 1997 Déjà Vu (Sound), 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (Sound), 1984 Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music (in person), 1998 Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood (Other), 1993 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (in person), 1988 CBS This Morning (in person), 1985-2003 Great Performances (Other), 1985 Muppet Video: Muppet Moments (Other), 1994 Entertaining the Troops (Sound), 2001 The Nightclub Years (Other), 1994 Entertaining the Troops (Other), 1974 Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals (Other), 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Sound), 1994 All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (Other), 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Other), 1955-1959 Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (in person), 1935 Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party (Performer), 1996-1999 American Masters (in person), 1994 The 36th Annual Grammy Awards (in person), 1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1993 A Different World (in person), 1991 Reading Rainbow (in person), 1987 Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening (in person), 1965-1982 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1982 Night of 100 Stars (in person), 1978 Good Morning America (in person), 1970-1974 Flip (in person), 1973 Keep U.S. Beautiful (in person), 1964 The Twentieth Century (in person), 1962 The Milton Berle Spectacular (in person), 1955 A.N.T.A. Album of 1955 (in person), 1950 Duchess of Idaho (in person), 1943 Swing Fever (in person), 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (Sound), 2010 The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (Other), 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (Other), 1955-1956 MGM Parade (Other), 2003-2006 60 Minutes (Other), 1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (Other), 2011 American Horror Story (Sound), 2003 Miss Match (Sound), 1955 MGM Parade (Sound), 2002 It's Black Entertainment (Other), 1991 60 Minutes: The Entertainers (Other), 2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (Sound), 1987 Beyond Therapy (Sound), 1976 America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music (in person), 1998 Classified X (Other), 2002 Sinatra: The Classic Duets (Sound), 1949 Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (in person), 2002 Sinatra: The Classic Duets (Other), 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By (Performer), 1944 Broadway Rhythm (Performer), 1938 The Duke Is Tops (Performer), 1994 That's Entertainment! III (in person), 1993 1993 Essence Awards (in person), 1973-1989 Sesame Street (in person), 1984 Great Performances (in person), 1983 The 25th Annual Grammy Awards (in person), 1973 The Bruce Forsyth Show (in person), 1973 Sanford and Son (in person), 1971 Film Night (in person), 1970 Harry and Lena (in person), 1969 Music Hall (in person), 1967-1969 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (in person), 1967 The Hollywood Palace (in person), 1967 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1958-1966 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1966 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1965 The Bell Telephone Hour (in person), 1964 The Royal Variety Performance 1964 (in person), 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (in person), 1955 Music 55 (in person), 1951-1953 Your Show of Shows (in person), 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (in person), 1942 Panama Hattie (in person)
Theater Credits
Tony & Lena Sing - Performer (October 30, 1974 - November 24, 1974), Jamaica - Performer (October 31, 1957 - April 11, 1959), Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1939 - Performer (February 11, 1939 - February 18, 1939), Dance With Your Gods - Performer (October 6, 1934 - October 1934), Lena Horne: "The Lady and Her Music" - Performer (May 12, 1981 - June 30, 1982)

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