Remembering Lena Horne: 1917 - 2010

Born on June 30, 1917, Lena Horne was considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. She came to the attention of Hollywood in 1942 and was the first black woman to sign a meaningful long-term contract with a major studio, a contract that said she would never have to play a maid.

Horne died at the age of 92 on May 9 at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.


Miss Go Lightly said...

Amazing woman who will never be forgotten for her sultry voice, and great talent, but most importantly she will never be forgotten for being one of the pioneers who knew what it was like to experience stormy weather and persevere!

Sea Doll said...

Yes, Miss Go Lightly, I agree! She will be missed.