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Mayer, liked her, but her movie roles were trifling enough to be cut when the films were shown in the South. Vincente Minnelli, with whom she may have had an affair, directed and promoted her. At first Horne disliked Lennie Hayton, a successful Hollywood arranger and conductor, but the black woman and the white Jewish man warmed to each other and became lovers.

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Her divorce came through: Jones got their son, Ted; Horne, their daughter, Gail. In , MGM had started sending her to entertain in black Army camps. The refusal of a 3 a. View all New York Times newsletters. She would appear with the likes of Bing Crosby and Tony Bennett, though never very felicitously, and with Frank Sinatra only despite mutual antipathy.


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Many recordings kept coming out, some successful, some not. Horne would allow creators to do extensive work with her in mind, only to back out. Longtime collaborators, like her conductor-arranger Ray Ellis and her manager Ralph Harris both were white; Ellis was also her lover , were dismissed suddenly.

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Several others lasted less long but incurred similar fates. She became wealthy — a millionaire — and gave lavish gifts to friends whom she later mostly dropped, ignoring some, Gavin says, even on their deathbeds. Of her various regrets, having been an unloving mother seems to have been the chief one. Her middle-class childhood, spent mostly in Brooklyn, could have been better: her beloved father, Teddy, skedaddled early; her actress mother, Edna, dragged Lena with her on most of her sparse show-business gigs.

She developed a lifelong disdain of the very nightclubs that were her steadiest source of livelihood.

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Teddy Horne introduced her to Louis Jones, a publicist with political aspirations; after a monthlong courtship, he married the year-old Lena. Presently a divorce suit and countersuit ensued, dragging on for several years. Mayer, liked her, but her movie roles were trifling enough to be cut when the films were shown in the South.

Vincente Minnelli, with whom she may have had an affair, directed and promoted her.

At first Horne disliked Lennie Hayton, a successful Hollywood arranger and conductor, but the black woman and the white Jewish man warmed to each other and became lovers. Her divorce came through: Jones got their son, Ted; Horne, their daughter, Gail.

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In , MGM had started sending her to entertain in black Army camps. The refusal of a 3 a.

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View all New York Times newsletters. She would appear with the likes of Bing Crosby and Tony Bennett, though never very felicitously, and with Frank Sinatra only despite mutual antipathy. Many recordings kept coming out, some successful, some not. Horne would allow creators to do extensive work with her in mind, only to back out.