Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

The Life of Lena Horne

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Draws on previously untapped sources and first-person interviews to profile the mid-20th-century Hollywood actress and singer, evaluating her painful childhood, the challenges she faced as a barrier-breaking African-American performer and the ways in which she inspired such performers as Barbra Streisand, Eartha Kitt and Aretha Franklin. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

Profiles the Hollywood actress and singer, evaluating her painful childhood, the challenges she faced as a barrier-breaking African-American performer, and the ways in which she inspired other performers.

Simon and Schuster
THE “DEFINITIVE” (VANITY FAIR ) BIOGRAPHY OF LEGEND LENA HORNE—THE CELEBRATED STAR OF STAGE, MUSIC, AND FILM WHO BLAZED A TRAIL FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS IN HOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND

Drawing on a wealth of unmined material and hundreds of interviews— one of them with Lena Horne herself—critically acclaimed author James Gavin gives us a “deftly researched” (The Boston Globe) and authoritative portrait of the American icon. Horne broke down racial barriers in the entertainment industry in the 1940s and ’50s even as she was limited mostly to guest singing appearances in splashy Hollywood musicals. Incorporating insights from the likes of Ruby Dee, Tony Bennett, Diahann Carroll, and Bobby Short, Stormy Weather reveals the many faces of this luminous, complex, strong-willed, passionate, even tragic woman—a stunning talent who inspired such giants as Barbra Streisand, Eartha Kitt, and Aretha Franklin.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2009
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743271448
0743271440
9780743271431
0743271432
Characteristics: 598 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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