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Lena HORNE '40-50 (30 Juin 1917 - 9 Mai 2010. Was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.Horne joined the 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 Weather.Horne died on Mother's Day, May 9, 2010, in New York City of heart failure.


Marpessa Dawn (1/3/1934 – 8/25/ 2008; Pittsburgh, PA), aka known as Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor, was an American-born French actress, singer, and dancer, best remembered for her role in the film Black Orpheus (1959). She and her fellow lead from that film, Brazilian actor Breno Mello, died just 42 days apart in '08, both from heart attacks. She was 74 y/o.


Lena Horne Ms. Horne broke new ground for black performers in Hollywood, and she achieved international success in nightclubs and on records.