LENA HORNE (1917 – 2010) worked in film, television, and theater for over 70 years. In addition to being an actress, singer, and dancer, she was also an activist. During World War II, Lena refused to perform for segregated groups of soldiers. She also worked with Eleanor Roosevelt to pass anti-lynching laws. Though she faced her share of discrimination, Lena used her Hollywood fame to fight for equality in the US.
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