Ms. Lena…Gone

lenahorne1 Ms. Lena...Gone

June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010

So many tributes to the lady who was America’s first black Hollywood star. Here are video tributes to the legendary Lena Horne

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6470779n

Courtesy theInternet Archive, here’s Horne at 21 in her film debut, The Duke is Tops (1938), for which, according to her New York Times obituary, she was never paid:

http://www.hartfordadvocate.com/unspliced/lena-horne-1917-2010

Singing her signature song Stormy Weather and singing to Kermit the Frog

Here’s more on the life of  Lena Horne

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/hollywood-says-farewell-to-its-first-black-sex-symbol-1970558.html

Rev Jesse Jackson remembered Lena Horne for her work in the civil rights struggle

And now some photos of the late great Lena Horne

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