STAR BRIGHT! | VINTAGE BLACK GLAMOUR—- Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (1917 – 2010), American singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist.

Lena Horne Singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Her career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television and on Broadway.

Diahann Carroll-Born 6.17.1935 A breast cancer survivor - attended Music & Art High School, along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. In many interviews about her childhood, Diahann Carroll recalls her parents' support of her & that they enrolled her in dance, singing & modeling classes. By the time Diahann Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony magazine. She stood 6ft & had a lean build. After graduating from high school, Diahann Carroll attended New York University, majored in…

The beautiful Diahann Carroll. American television's first African American mega star with her own top rated show.

The Lola in Barry Manilow's 'Copacabana' was Lola Falana. Interesting.    Found on Vintage Black Glamour.

Vintage : Lola Falana vintageblackglamour: “ Yes, it’s true. Lola Falana really is the “Lola” in Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana.

Florence, 1953. Models or, perhaps just two well-dressed women, photographed by Fedele Toscani. I'd LOVE to know what they were pointing at...  Source: Toscani Archive.

Florence, Photograph by Fedele Toscani. I’d LOVE to know what they were pointing at… Source: Toscani Archive. via - Vintage Black Glamour

Dance legend Carmen de Lavallade. Seen here in the October 1964 issue of Harper’s Bazaar in a beaded necklace by Coppola e Toppa.

Carmen de Lavallade, dance legend and Vintage Black Glamour favorite (that’s her in the VBG avatar) turns 82 years old today! de Lavallade is still going strong today: she is still dancing and.

Marvin Gaye looking as smooth as ever in 1966. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

vintageblackglamour: “ Marvin Gaye looking as smooth as ever in Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

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