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Lena Horne

Lena Horne
Studio publicity still / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

June 30, 1917


May 9, 2010


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Salt and Pepper

Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 5 in | 165 cm

Body Measurements

34-24-34 in | 86.5-61-86.5 cm


54 kg | 119 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

7 US | 37.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, United States, on June 30, 1917, was an American singer and actress.

Young Lena Horne first started performing as singer and dancer in Cotton Club in Harlem (1933), at the age of sixteen.

She made her first screen appearance in musical short Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party (1935) as a dancer.

She made her big screen debut in musical film The Duke Is Tops (1938) in role as Ethel Andrews.

She got her television debut in CBS panel game show What's My Line? (2018) as Mystery Guest.

Lena's breakthrough performance came as Selina Rogers in musical film Stormy Weather (1943).

She made her recording debut with Sissle (1936), singing "That's What Love Did to Me" and "I Take to You".

She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Dance with Your Gods" (1934) in role as A Quadronne Girl, at Lena Horne Theater (originally Mansfield Theater).

Lena Horne Height and Weight

How tall was Lena Horne and what was her weight? Lena Horne's height was 5' 5" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 165 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight was 119 іn pоunds or 54 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Lena Horne Body Measurements

Lena Horne body measurements was bust-waist-hip 34-24-34 in inches or 86.5-61-86.5 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 34C with cup size C.

Best Movies

Cabin in the Sky (1943) musical as Georgia Brown

Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) musical as Julie LaVerne in Show Boat / Herself

Ziegfeld Follies (1946) musical comedy as Lena Horne

Words and Music (1948) biographical musical performs "Where or When" and "The Lady Is a Tramp"

Death Of A Gunfighter (1969) Western as Claire Quintana

The Wiz (1978) musical adventure fantasy as Glinda The Good Witch of the South

Best TV Shows

She appeared in educational children's television series Sesame Street in episodes "#5.1" (1973) and "#7.76" (1976).

She guest starred in sketch comedy television series The Muppet Show (1976).


Attended Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York.

Studied at St Peter Claver School in Brooklyn

Had African-American and English ancestry.

She released albums:

Moanin' Low (1942)

Classics in Blue (1947)

Lena Horne Sings (1953)

It's Love (1955)

Lena Horne (1956)

Jamaica with Ricardo Montalban (1957)

Stormy Weather (1957)

Lena Horne at the Waldorf Astoria (1957)

Lena and Ivie with Ivie Anderson (1957)

I Feel So Smoochie (1958)

Give the Lady What She Wants (1958)

Songs by Burke and Van Heusen (1959)

Porgy & Bess with Harry Belafonte (1959), for which she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female

Lena Horne at the Sands (1961), for which she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance Album, Female

L' inimitable Lena Horne with Phil Moore (1962)

Lena...Lovely and Alive (1962)

Lena on the Blue Side (1962)

Fabulous! (1962)

Here's Lena Now! (1963)

Swinging Lena Horne (1963)

Lena Horne Sings Your Requests (1963)

Lena Like Latin (1963)

Gloria Lynne & Lena Horne (1963)

The Incomparable Lena Horne (1963)

Feelin' Good (1965)

Merry from Lena (1966)

Soul (1966)

Lena in Hollywood (1966)

The Horne of Plenty (1966)

Dinah Washington: A Memorial Tribute with Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan (1967)

My Name Is Lena (1967)

Lena & Gabor with Gábor Szabó (1970)

Harry & Lena with Harry Belafonte (1970)

Nature's Baby (1971)

Lena (1971)

Lena & Michel with Michel Legrand (1975)

Lena: A New Album (1976)

The Exciting Lena Horne (1977)

Love from Lena (1979)

Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music (1981), for which she won the Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female and Best Cast Show Album

A Date with Lena Horne 1944 (1981)

The One & Only (1982)

Standing Room Only (1982)

The Men in My Life (1988), for which she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance

Lena (1990)

We'll Be Together Again (1994)

An Evening with Lena Horne (1995), for which she won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance

Cabin in the Sky (1996)

Wonderful Lena (1997)

Being Myself (1998)

The Complete Black and White Recordings (1999)

The Classic Lena Horne (2001)

Stormy Weather (2002)

Seasons of a Life (2006)

She was awarded two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording located on 6282 Hollywood Boulevard and for Motion Pictures at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

She received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 1989.

She received a Special Tony Award (1981) and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress – Musical (1980) for one-woman show "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music".

She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress (Musical) for her role as Savannah in a musical "Jamaica" (1957) at Imperial Theatre.

She advocated for human rights and took part in March on Washington in August 1963.

She was inducted into Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1991.

Published her own memoir "Lena" in 1965.

She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist in 1999.

Lena died on May 9, 2010, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 92.


She was married to:

Lennie Hayton (1947-1971)

Louis Jones (1937-1944) they had one daughter, Gail and one son, Edwin Jones


She dated Billy Eckstine (1944) and Joe Louis (1941-1949).