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Another Icon to be missed...Lena Horne (3733 hits)

On Sunday, according to a CNN online article, singer, dancer and actress Lena Horne died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

At a time when so many of our young brothers and sisters are struggling to identify a reason, failing to see that they are a reason, to press forward, Lena Horne served as an example.

She was one of 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 voice made her a singing star after Hollywood failed to give her roles that might have made her a big screen starlet.

Do spend a few moments researching her history and remembering how she opened doors for so many. Lena Horne, 92.
Posted By: torin ellis
Monday, May 10th 2010 at 3:31AM
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I have always loved and admired Lena Horne. She was such a beautiful person - inside and out. I loved her down-to-earth delivery and her yet so elegant and sophisticated style. It seems she lived a good, long life. May she rest in peace.

Monday, May 10th 2010 at 1:32PM
Sharon Johnson-Smith
I so admired her growing up, She was such a "lady" and a wonderful singer. I will truely miss her! RIP
Monday, May 10th 2010 at 1:44PM
she is one person that has really made an empack on the life of many. I am sure of that.

Roy Grady
Monday, May 10th 2010 at 3:15PM
My all-time favorite television moment -- Lena Horne and Kermit the Frog singing "It's not easy bein' green."

Martha Murphy
Monday, May 10th 2010 at 5:38PM
Martha Murphy
We love you and admired your talent and a real person
Monday, May 10th 2010 at 5:47PM
Jim Lewis
I love Lena Horne....she was BLACK and BEAUTIFUL....POSITIVE and PROFESSIONAL...
Quite a DIVA........Polite, Proper and Pleasant! Lena was a Virtuous Women and my role model and mentor. LENA HORNE was Gorgeous, Sharp, Bright and simply A PRETTY WOMAN..
Yvette Williams
Tuesday, May 11th 2010 at 1:24AM
A hell of a role model and a class act. Beyonce take note....she could sing with her clothes on....how novel is that!
Tuesday, May 11th 2010 at 1:45AM
I remember hearing her sing live, back in the 80s. She was truly a beautiful black woman that broke many barriers. Peace and blessings to her family.
Tuesday, May 11th 2010 at 10:53AM
I will always remember Lena horne I was 17 years old and saw a show she did in Washington D.C. Back in 1982 I fell in love with her she was witty,cocky,and did not hold her tongue that was one of the bestshows to me I will never forget her.And she will surely be missed.
Tuesday, May 11th 2010 at 7:24PM
Such a powerful woman of God she will be missed! She set standards for a lot of women today but as a femal of the newer generation must continue to raise the standards.

Tuesday, May 11th 2010 at 9:57PM
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