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Old May 10 2010, 09:39 AM   #1
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Lena Horne, Hollywood Trailblazer, Dies at 92

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Lena Horne, whose beauty and talent – and race – helped pave the way for future generations of African American stars, died Sunday night at Manhattan's New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital, reports The New York Times. She was 92 and had been in failing health the past few months, sources tell PEOPLE.

As she recounted in her successful, Tony-winning 1981 one-woman Broadway show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, the star – MGM's first leading actress of color, though she was often relegated to secondary scenes that could be edited out of movies when shown Down South – was born in Brooklyn and rose from the nightclub chorus to the rank of headliner, starting at Harlem's Cotton Club. Once West, her films included 1943's all-black screen musicals Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather (the latter's title song became her anthem), though she was denied the role she long coveted: the mulatto saloon singer Julie in MGM's 1950 Show Boat, which instead went to her friend Ava Gardner.
One more star in Heaven, who will be missed down on Earth. Goodbye, Lena.
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Old May 10 2010, 07:41 PM   #2
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Re: Lena Horne, Hollywood Trailblazer, Dies at 92

Dusty said it.
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Old May 10 2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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Re: Lena Horne, Hollywood Trailblazer, Dies at 92

There will never be another entertainer like her. RIP.

Can't believe this thread only has two replies.
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Old May 10 2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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Re: Lena Horne, Hollywood Trailblazer, Dies at 92

She was one of the most beautiful women, ever. And her voice, both talking and singing, was AMAZING.
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Old May 10 2010, 09:03 PM   #5
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I watched The Wiz on Saturday and was wondering about her.
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Old May 10 2010, 09:38 PM   #6
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Re: Lena Horne, Hollywood Trailblazer, Dies at 92

RIP to a wonderful talent.
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Old May 10 2010, 11:14 PM   #7
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I saw Ms. Horne on "The Muppet Show", years ago and remember how beautiful and talented she was.

R.I.P. dear lady.
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Old May 11 2010, 01:12 AM   #8
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Re: Lena Horne, Hollywood Trailblazer, Dies at 92

So sad and such a lovely lady all around.
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Old May 11 2010, 01:37 AM   #9
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A class act. RIP.
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Old May 11 2010, 01:38 AM   #10
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I'm not very familiar with her outside of the Sanford and Son episode where she meets Fred. I really have to catch something with her in it sometime.
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Old May 11 2010, 01:40 AM   #11
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^You won't regret it, she was a brilliant performer.
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Old May 13 2010, 06:46 PM   #12
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I'm not very familiar with her outside of the Sanford and Son episode where she meets Fred. I really have to catch something with her in it sometime.
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