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Stormy weather: the life of Lena Horne
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Published:
New York : Atria Books, [2009].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
598 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780743271431 (hardcover), 0743271432 (hardcover), 9780743271448 (pbk.), 0743271440 (pbk.)

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General Note
Includes discography (p. [561]-564) and filmography (p. [565])
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [544]-560) and index.
Description
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.
Description
The first serious biography of entertainment legend Lena Horne, the star who became one of the first African-American icons. Gavin has gotten closer than any other writer to the celebrity, who has lived in reclusion since 1998. Incorporating insights from the likes of Ruby Dee, Tony Bennett, Diahann Carroll, Arthur Laurents, and several of Horne's fellow chorines from Harlem's Cotton Club, Stormy Weather offers a fascinating portrait of a complex, even tragic Horne--a stunning talent whose frustrations with racism, and with a tumultuous, rootless childhood, left wounds too deep to heal. The woman who emerged was as angry as she was luminous. From the Cotton Club's glory days and the backlots of Hollywood's biggest studios to the glitzy but bigoted hotelsof Las Vegas's heyday, this behind-the-scenes look at an American icon is as much a story of the limits of the American dream as it is a groundbreaking biography.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gavin, J. (2009). Stormy weather: the life of Lena Horne. First Atria Books hardcover edition. New York: Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gavin, James. 2009. Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne. New York: Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gavin, James, Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne. New York: Atria Books, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gavin, James. Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne. First Atria Books hardcover edition. New York: Atria Books, 2009. Print.

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