Signed photo of entertainer, Lena Horne inscribed to Kaye Ballard


A black & white photo, approx. 8" x 10" photo of actress/singer Lena Horne, signed in blue marker with the inscription
Dearest Kaye / Much, much, love / always / Lena


This photo, in a plastic case, was hanging on a wall in a room in Kaye Ballard's home - along with dozens of other signed celebrity photos - at the time of Kaye's passing on January 21, 2019. (See attached photo of the wall in Kaye Ballard's home that highlights the placement of the photo on Kaye's wall.) The photo including the plastic case measures 8.1875" x 10.1875" x 1.375". The plastic case has scuff marks and shows some light wear. The photo itself measures approx. 8" x 10" and is in good condition (see photos), having been encased in this plastic shell since 1989.  There is some slight discoloring due to sun exposure.


A Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Kaye Ballard Estate will be included upon request.


Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American dancer, actress, Grammy-winning singer, 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.

Horne advocated for human rights and took part in the March on Washington in August 1963. Later she returned to her roots as a nightclub performer and continued to work on television, while releasing well-received record albums. She announced her retirement in March 1980, but the next year starred in a one-woman show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which ran for more than 300 performances on Broadway. She then toured the country in the show, earning numerous awards and accolades. Horne continued recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s, retreating from the public eye in 2000. Horne died of congestive heart failure on May 9, 2010, at the age of 92.


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Items will be shipped from Indiana.  Items for sale were in Kaye’s home at the time of her passing. They were collected from her home and shipped to an executor of her estate who resides in Indiana. As shipments arrive in Indiana from Kaye’s home in Rancho Mirage CA, it is determined which items are able to be sold and those items are listed for sale.


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Lena Horne signed photo

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