Lena Horne 100

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"Singer, actress, activist, trailblazer: On the 100th anniversary of her birth (in Bed-Stuy, no less), BAMcinématek celebrates the electrifying, all-too-brief film career of the legendary Lena Horne. Coming up through the chorus line of Harlem’s famed Cotton Club, Horne’s silky-smooth voice and magnetic presence made her one of the few black women to achieve superstar status in 1940s Hollywood, while her outspoken commitment to civil rights made her an icon for a whole new generation in the 1960s."