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Died On This Date (May 9, 2010) Lena Horne / Beloved Jazz Singer & Actress

Posted by on May 9, 2010

Lena Horne
June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010

Lena Horne was a popular and influential jazz vocalist and actress who broke many color barriers over a career that spanned nearly seven decades, and her 1943 recording of “Stormy Weather” is arguably the most recognized song of its era.  Horne was not only a multi-Grammy award winning singer, she was also an award-winning star of stage, screen and television.  She appeared in popular Broadway shows as well as numerous MGM musicals during their golden years.  Horne was also a familiar face on television during most of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, either as a guest or star of her own specials.  During the ’60s, Horne was one of the most visible celebrities involved with the Civil Rights movement.  She remained professionally active well into the 2000s.  Lena Horne was 92 when she passed away on May 9, 2010.

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