Legendary Singer Lena Horne Dies

Singer Lena Horne, who broke racial barriers as a Hollywood and Broadway star famed for her velvety rendition of "Stormy Weather," has died at age 92.

Hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin says Horne died Sunday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

In the 1940s, Horne was one of the first black performers hired to sing with a major white band and among a handful with a Hollywood contract.

In 1943, she won the role of Selina Rogers in the all-black movie musical "Stormy Weather." Her rendition of the title song became a major hit.

She won a special Tony Award for her 1981 one-woman Broadway show, "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music."

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  • by Neo Location: Reality on May 10, 2010 at 11:57 AM
    Her Scotch-Irish features were striking!
  • by LSD Location: Henrico, NC on May 10, 2010 at 09:00 AM
    I saw Lena Horne perform some years ago at Westbury Music Fair on Long Island... the lady could really deliver a song!
  • by Anonymous on May 10, 2010 at 08:08 AM
    Beautiful woman with loads of talent. Rest in peace Lena. You left an ever lasing impression around the world.
  • by scarlett Location: winterville on May 10, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    beautiful and talented. what a gift she was. her music will live forever.
  • by irate Location: Greenville on May 10, 2010 at 05:57 AM
    beautiful, talented, graceful and mold-breaking. She was the real deal.
  • by Sheri Location: Jamesville on May 10, 2010 at 05:14 AM
    She was one classy lady.
  • by Leslie Location: Pitt Co on May 10, 2010 at 04:23 AM
    What a class act she was!

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