Lena Horne Obituary

OBITUARY

Lena Horne dies at 92; singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers

 

 

  

Horne achieved a place in the pantheon of female jazz vocalists and broke ground in Hollywood as an African American star in the ’40s. She also won acclaim on Broadway and as a cabaret performer.

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
May 10, 2010

 

Lena Horne, the silky-voiced singing legend who shattered Hollywood stereotypes of African Americans on screen in the 1940s as a symbol of glamour whose signature song was “Stormy Weather,” died Sunday in New York City. She was 92. Horne died at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, a spokeswoman said. No cause of death was given.

 

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