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Lena Horne sings “The Man I Love” (music by George Gershwin, lyric by Ira Gershwin, 1927) in an episode of G.I. Jubilee, a radio/film series made by the War Department during World War II for black servicemen. The shows featured all the big African-American stars of the time, and were not seen or heard by the general public. Lena Horne was one of the favorite “pin-up girls” of black soldiers.

“The Man I Love” was originally written for the anti-war musical satire Strike Up the Band and was cut from the 1930 version of the show but went on to become a popular standard anyway.

  • 1944
  • Performance Type: Movie
  • Performance Venue: GI Jubilee
related song(s)
The Man I Love
related performer(s)
Nat King Cole
Lena Horne
Benny Goodman
related songwriter(s)
George Gershwin
Ira Gershwin