McNair's career spanned over five decades appearing in television, film and stage. McNair's professional career began in music during the late s, singing in the nightclub circuit. In her later years, McNair returned to performing in nightclubs and on cruise ships.
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She is perhaps one of the most famous black actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film Carmen Jones. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sistersand appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles. She has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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With her show-stopping beauty and distinctive voice, she is credited with paving the way for black actresses to land bigger roles in Hollywood. But she battled racism for much of her career and became embittered at her struggle for equality at a time when the U. Miss Horne went to Hollywood in the late s and became the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major studio.
Lena Mary Calhoun Hornewas an American Award—winning jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne's career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television, and theater. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather.