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However, that was not the only feud on that picture. Other cast members sniped at one another and it was a wonder the film was made at all. Regardless of the hostilities, the movie was released to very good reviews from the ever tough critics. It went a long way in showing the depth of the talent that existed among black performers in Hollywood, especially Lena. Lena's musical career flourished, but her movie career stagnated.
Minor roles in films such as Boogie-Woogie Dream , Words and Music and Mantan Messes Up did little to advance her film career, due mainly to the ingrained racist attitudes of the time. Even at the height of Lena's musical career, she was often denied rooms at the very hotels in which she performed because they would not let blacks stay there.
She returned in as Claire Quintana in Death of a Gunfighter Nine years later, she returned to the screen again in the all black musical The Wiz where she played Glinda the Good Witch. Although that was her last big-screen appearance, she stayed busy in television appearing in A Century of Women and That's Entertainment!
III Had it not been for the prevailing racial attitudes during the time when Lena was just starting her career, it's fair to say that it would have been much bigger and come much sooner. Even taking those factors into account, Lena Horne is still one of the most respected, talented and beautiful performers of all time.
Sign In. Edit Lena Horne. Showing all 56 items. While at MGM, her appearances in movies were shot so that they could be cut easily from the film. This was because MGM feared audiences of the day--but especially in the South--would not accept a beautiful black woman in romantic, non-menial roles. She is a true legend of all kind. No substitutions whatsoever. A man from Maryland who moved to North Carolina and then to Georgia. They were slaves on the Dr A B Calhoun plantation.
Christopher P. I have been in love with "Lena Horn", since I was twelve years old, after I saw the movie "Stormy Weather", and for the next twelve years, most of my girl friends had to look a little bit like her.
I am a 51 yr old woman that grew up watching the wonderful old movies. I watched the TODAY's show for the end of the year and they went back to show who we lost in I saw Lena Horne. I cried because we have lost another amazing person of character and beauty.
I read a part on the internet that she was blackballed in the 50's for her political views I saw her on Sanford and Son in the 80's and it was like she never aged. This generation does not have the quality of intertainmnet as then and the honesty that they brought to the screen. Iris T. I am really happy I found this because I just learned about someone.
I had to look up a famous jazz singer or musician for a project i had to do and who ever wrote this is really good. I had heard of her music but not yet her. Now I have leaned about her also. And the auther of this is gonna go along way.
Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: Name:. Please see your browser settings for this feature. EMBED for wordpress. Want more? Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Matrix number: A Catalog number: A. Related Music Beta question-dark Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists.Lena Horne and Rob Carroll each sing one tune apiece on the original Hep Records release, but this Circle reissue includes one additional vocal performance by Horne and two additional vocal performances by Carroll.