R.I.P. Lena Horne

10 May

The entertainment industry lost a true icon on Sunday.  Lena Horne, actress and jazz musician, died at the age of 92.

Determined to be recognized as a performer and not just a black performer, Horne was known for being a fierce activist for civil rights.  She starred in many movie-musicals in the 1940’s such as Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather.

Sadly, I can’t say that I was knew much about Horne’s talent.  I have two memories of her though.  One was when she appeared on Sesame Street and the other was her appearance on The Cosby Show.  She played herself on both shows and even showed off her beautiful voice.

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