Pittsburgh Music History
On Jan 23, 1937 a headline story in the Pittsburgh Courier announced
Love at First Sight Ends At Altar
Pretty Lena Horne Banishes Career for Love and Home
New York's Prettiest Star Star Deserted Footlights for Love --She's Satisfied
The up and coming big band singer Lena Horne on her way to super-stardom fell in love, married, and started her family in Pittsburgh. She resided in the city for four years before becoming a Hollywood and Broadway star. Read an in-depth profile covering her time in Pittsburgh and her life long struggle against the outrageous indignities of the Jim Crow era. She was honored by the the Jazz Society of Pittsburgh when they elected her as one of the first members of the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame.