|Died||January 1, 2016 (aged 96)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Lennie Bluett (January 21, 1919 – January 1, 2016) was an American film actor, pianist, dancer and singer. His mother was a cook for Humphrey Bogart. At age 16, Bluett started playing the piano at Bogart's parties.
He formed a harmonizing group with his friends called "Four Dreamers". Nat King Cole used to play with the band.
Bluett played a soldier in Gone With the Wind in 1939. His career consisted of minor roles due to the limited opportunities for African-Americans at the time. He relocated to Vancouver in order to avoid being drafted into World War II, and returned afterwards. He died on January 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. He was 96.
- "Lennie Bluett: A living legend". Sentinel. May 9, 2002. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
- "Lennie Bluett: Very much live at 90". Jazz Times. April 27, 2009. Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
- "Readers remember". Los Angeles Times. November 22, 1999. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
- Barnes, Mike (January 16, 2016). "Lennie Bluett, a Soldier in 'Gone With the Wind,' Dies at 96". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
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