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The Late Great Lena Horne Sings Stormy Weather

The Late Great Lena Horne Sings Stormy Weather

Lena Horne has died at 92. Although she was not the first black performer under contract to a major studio, writes Aljean Harmetz in her NYT obit, “Horne was the first to make an impact.”

Here’s Hollywood Elsewhere and the Boston Herald.

To watch Horne perform was to see someone vital, gorgeous, alive. She always delivered and then some. Here’s a clip of her iconic song, “Stormy Weather,” from the 1943 film:

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Comments

rgm

Thanks for reprinting Aljean Harmetz’s obituary. Fascinating reading and a crash course in racial entertainment history.

Sergio

Truly the end of an era. Is there anyone, just even ONE, person today who has her class?

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