Monday, May 10, 2010

Legendary singer, actress Lena Horne dead at 92

Most of the X-ers and Gen-Ys will go "who?", but take the time, anyways.


"(CNN) -- Legendary singer, dancer, actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne, 92, died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

No other details of her death were made public.

Horne was the first African-Americans to sign a long-term movie contract with a major Hollywood studio when she joined MGM in 1942.

Horne's expressive and silky voice made her a singing star, known best for her hit "Stormy Weather," after Hollywood failed to give her roles that might have made her a big screen starlet."

A real classy lady who will be missed.
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