On May 7, 1943, the SS George Washington Carver was launched.
This Old Hollywood beauty often wore one-shoulder dresses for her on-stage costumes and form-fitting couture outfits that showed off her figure.
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Groundbreaking roles in Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather (both in 1943) turned Lena Horne into a Hollywood trailblazer. During World War II, she refused to perform for segregated USO audiences. In the '60s, Horne participated in the March on Wa...
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Composer William "Billy" Strayhorn was born on Nov. 29, 1915.
The late, legendary Lena Horne sang "Winter Wonderland" in this charming 1997 ad for Gap.
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