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Lena Horne and George Auld

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@ Temple University

Mosley, John W

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Singer, actress, and civil rights activist Lena Horne (1917-2010) with jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader George Auld (1919-1990). Horne who launched her career at age 16 at Harlem's Cotten Club was known for her striking beauty and silky voice. She overcame profound racism on her way to becoming one of the best-known African American performers in the country. She won many "firsts" including becoming the first African American performer to sign a long-term contract with a major Hollywood film studio--MGM Studios.

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