Monday, 10 May 2010

RIP Lena Horne

Lena Horne, the singer and actor best known for her rendition of Stormy Weather and as Hollywood's first black sex symbol, has died aged 92.

In her 60-year career, she broke down numerous racial barriers. In the 1940s, she was one of the first black singers with a major white band, the first to perform at the famous Copacabana nightclub, and the first to sign a long-term Hollywood contract.

She later became an active campaigner for civil rights and was a powerful voice of the movement.

A classy lady passes.

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