Monday, May 10, 2010

A day for stormy weather......

Beauty. Class. Elegance. Poise. Talent. Success. Lena Mary Calhoun Horne represented all of these things. Unfortunately she was taken away from this world last night. She died at the age of 92. Ms. Horne (born June 30, 1917) joined the chorus of the world famous Cotton Club at the age of sixteen. After honing her craft as a nightclub performer she ventured off to Hollywood where she took on movie roles. Horne eventually found herself black-listed by expressing her leftist political views. She was unable to find work in Hollywood. She returned to her original passion. Song. She went to the Broadway stage in 1981 with her one woman show, Lena Horne: The lady and her music. She also performed for a greater part of the 1990's. One of the greats has now left us. May her memory live on.....this is truly a sad day.....a day for Stormy Weather.

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