I’m sad to report groundbreaking (not to mention Tony and Grammy award-winning) artist Lena Horne died over the weekend at the age of 92.
Horne was a born performer, joined the Cotton Club at age 16 and began a career that spanned decades on both stage and screen, as well as taking time out to record a few records, too.
She was a leading voice in the Civil Rights movement and even survived being blacklisted by Hollywood during the Red Scare. We’re sad to see her go, but we thank her for the memories (some of which you can find after the jump).
G’night Lena Horne
(June 30, 1917 — May 9, 2010)