- spiffer1Lv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Lena Horne was the first female American of African descent to sign a contract with a major Hollywood company (Metro-Goldwyn Mayer). she appeared in several major motion pictures. She is remembered as a singer/dancer/entertainer.Source(s): Parry, Melanie (ed) - Chambers Biographical Dictionary: Centenary Edition. Edinburgh: Chambers: 1997, p. 920
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