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Monday, May 10, 2010

R.I.P. Lena Horne

Over this Mother's Day weekend, we lost an entertainment legend. The incomparable Lena Horne was 92 when she passed. She was a singer, dancer, and actress winning 8 Grammy awards, an Emmy award, a Tony award, an ASCAP award, and receiving two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was blacklisted for her political views on the Civil Rights Movement, refusing to perform at the USO during WWII for segregated audiences. Ms. Horne had a long history in the entertainment industry, spanning nearly six decades and ranging from the Cotton Club to Sesame Street. One of my fondest memories of her will always be her role as Glinda in “The Wiz.” A talented, intelligent, classy and beautiful woman, Lena Horne was an incredible artist and person. God Bless and R.I.P.

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