Considering Lena Horne's Only Dramatic Role - 'Death Of A Gunfighter'

From Shadow and Act Fri Feb 15 2013, 23:45:02

It would be fair to say that Lena Horne, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 92 and being the legend that she was, would say herself that her film career was something of a major disappointment. She appeared in only some 18 films in almost 60 years, from her first, the 1935 short film Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party, where she appeared unbilled as dancer, to her last in 1994, where she appeared as herself to introduce some MGM film musical sequences in That's Entertainment III. But she was mainly relegated to appearing in brief musical sequences in movies, most of them for MGM where she was under contract, where she usually just sang a song and then left...

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