Lena Horne - Quotes

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It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.

It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.

Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death.

Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death.

I'm not alone, I'm free. I no longer have to be a credit, I don't have to be a symbol to anybody; I don't have to be a first to anybody. ---->>>

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.

You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way. ---->>>

I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else. ---->>>

Every color I can think of and nationality, we were all touched by Dr. King because he made us like each other and respect each other.

Every color I can think of and nationality, we were all touched by Dr. King because he made us like each other and respect each other.

I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people. ---->>>

My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman. ---->>>

As much as I try, when I open my mouth, Lena comes out, And I get so mad. ---->>>

Malcolm X raised my consciousness about myself and my people and other people more than any person I know. I knew him before he became Malcolm X. ---->>>

I really do hate to sing. ---->>>

Malcolm X made me very strong at a time I needed to understand what I was angry about. He had peace in his heart. He exerted a big influence on me. ---->>>

I was lucky, as many of my generation was, in having a man like Dr. King in our lives. He came at a time that we needed to take a long look at each other and see how similar we were. ---->>>

I remember the day tDr. King died. I wasn't angry at the beginning. It was like something very personal in my life had been touched and finished. ---->>>

After I got over the terrible pain of having something of mine taken from me, I began to think how bad everybody else must be feeling. It wasn't a nice time. ---->>>

I told them I belong to the same organizations and clubs Mrs. Roosevelt belongs to, but with a few brave exceptions, I was still unable to do films or television for the next seven years. ---->>>

I'm still learning, you know. At 80, I feel there is a lot I don't know. ---->>>

I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-30, 1917
Birthplace: in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, The United States
Die: 05-09, 2010
Occupation: Actress
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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne's career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television, and theater. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the 1943 films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather (wikipedia)