In Memoriam: Lena Horne

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In Memoriam: Lena Horne

June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010

Lena Horne, a great American actress, singer, and dancer, passed away May 9, 2010.  She starred  in a number of movies in the 1930's and 1940's that featured a cast of mostly African American entertainers.  Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather are  probably the best known films of this era.  In the 1980's, she starred on Broadway in a one woman show, Lena Horne:  the Lady and Her Music.

To learn more about Lena Horne's long and interesting life and to hear her music, check out The DC Public Library's collection.