Presentation on theme: "LENA HORNE “IT’S NOT THE LOAD THAT BREAKS YOU DOWN, IT’S THE WAY YOU CARRY IT” BY: TAYLOR HODGKINSON AND ALAYNA JOHNSON."— Presentation transcript:
LENA HORNE “IT’S NOT THE LOAD THAT BREAKS YOU DOWN, IT’S THE WAY YOU CARRY IT” BY: TAYLOR HODGKINSON AND ALAYNA JOHNSON
SUMMARY OF LIFE STORY Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 30 th, 1917. In 1920 her parents divorced when she was three. When she was fourteen she dropped out of high school. Her mother traveled a lot so she lived in Georgia, Florida.
SUMMARY OF LIFE STORY CONTINUED She was famous because of her beauty and as a popular singer of the blues. Had a daughter and a son. Was married twice. Her second marriage was to Lennie Hayton.
INFLUENCES Her mom was an actress. Also, Duke Ellington’s longtime associate Billy Strayhorn was the person who helped her become who she wanted to be.
CAREER Worked in New York City, mainly Harlem. She danced, sang, and acted. When she was sixteen she starred in a Charity Show. She was a black women and she married a white man. The song she’s most famous for is “Storm Weather”
ACCOMPLISHMENTS She created music and she acted. 1 st black performer to sign a long term contract with a major Hollywood studio in 1943. She was NAACP’s Spingarn medal for African American achievement in 1943.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS CONTINUED http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCG3kJtQBKo Stormy Weather http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCG3kJtQBKo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL435yOrrEA A Song For You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL435yOrrEA
LEGACY She was famous for being one of the first black women to sing for an actual company (MGM). She was also with 20 th century fox for acting. Known for being a Civil Rights Activist in the NAACP.
LEGACY CONTINUED Died May 9 th, 2010 at the age of 92 She is still enjoyed because she was the breakthrough black singer of her time. Also was an actress in movies that many people enjoyed.
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