The Hornes: An American Family

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
An inspired, intimate history of musical legend Lena Horne and her family, written by Lena's daughter, Gail Lumet Buckley. More than a loving biography of a true show business legend, Lumet Buckley traces Lena's, as well as her own, roots as the latest in a long family line of America's Black elite.

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Born and brought up in the top stratum of the black bourgeosie, Lena Horne moved into white society with her international stardom and second marriage to Lennie Hayton, bringing her daughter, Gail ... Read full review


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Gail Buckley is a journalist & the daughter of Lena Horne. Her family history - The Hornes - became an "American Masters" documentary, & she narrated a documentary on black American families for PBS. She has written for the "Los Angeles Times", "Vogue", the "New York Daily News", & "The New York Times". She lives in New York.

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