Day By Day

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lena Horne RIP

Lena Horne is gone [sigh].


Lena Horne, who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital in New York. She was 92 and lived in Manhattan.

Read the whole thing here.

She was an amazing talent, one of the greatest. Here she is singing her trademark hit, "Stormy Weather". The world is a little less lovely now that she is not in it.

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