Wednesday, May 12, 2010

RIP Lady Horne

This past Mother's day we lost a legendary force in entertainment to heart failure, a force who broke racial barriers in the early 20th century, and whose signature smile lit up rooms everywhere, and filled hearts with her infectious warmth. Making her start in the Cotton club's chorus line in New York, and later starring in the all-black cast Stormy Weather to name just a few of her accomplishments, Lena contributed greatly to early Black Americana, and will be remembered with extreme gratitude for championing Black arts.

Lena performing her signature Stormy Weather

Toni Braxton speaking on Lady Horne's refusal to 'pass' for another race

Lena and Grover *_^

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