May 10, 2010 by Post Team
Jenny Lumet:The Black American jazz singer, actress and dancer who became famous after she replaced Dinah Shore popular jazz series on NBC’s Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street died yesterday at age 92 in New York -Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY.
Coming from a family with a mixture of African, European and Native American descent, joined the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and later traveled with the orchestra and director of Noble Sissle Charlie Barnet Orchestra. He later went on to replace Dinah Shore as the popular jazz vocalist NBC series The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street.
After she went to work in Hollywood in films such as Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather but his political point of view you got in trouble and found himself blacklisted in Hollywood. After that, she returned to work in nightclubs, but came back well in the mainstream entertainment business after she participated in March in Washington.
After that there was no looking back as we work well in the business mainstream as he performed in nightclubs and released their debut album received critical acclaim. In 1980 he announced his retirement, but returned the next year to offer in Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music which won numerous awards and also made her a household name. Even continued to work in the 1990s.
In his personal border was twice married, firstly, Louis Jordan Jones and then to Lennie Hayton, who was a famous music director. Years later, revealed in his biography that he married Hayton to advance her career in show business.
She also had two children from his first marriage, daughter Gail Lumet Buckley and Son Edwin Jones, who died in 1970 of kidney disease. Gail, who became a well known author was married to director Sidney Lumet. Lena Horne also has one granddaughter, Gail Lumet and the marriage of Jenny Lumet, who wrote the screenplay for Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married.
Lena Horne was also known as a civil rights activist who fought tooth and nail against racial discrimination in American soil.
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