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Atlanta Journal Constitution spotlights Lena Horne

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Before there was Halle, before there was Beyoncé, there was Lena. Or, as Fred Sanford lustily called her, "The Horne." For more than seven decades, particularly in the 1930s and 1940s, no black female artist shined as bright as Lena Horne. And perhaps none had as much pressure.

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