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Monday, May 10, 2010

Lena Horne Passes Away

Lena Horne
 June 30, 1917-May 9,2010

Singer Lena Horne, who broke racial barriers as a Hollywood and Broadway star famed for her velvety rendition of "Stormy Weather," has died at age 92.

 Hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin says Horne died Sunday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
In the 1940s, Horne was one of the first black performers hired to sing with a major white band and among a handful with a Hollywood contract.

In 1943, she won the role of Selina Rogers in the all-black movie musical "Stormy Weather." Her rendition of the title song became a major hit. She won a special Tony Award for her 1981 one-woman Broadway show, "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music."


Anonymous said...

...she was one with such class..she will surely be missed...:(

BobNYC said...

Thanks GB. And nice pic too.