June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010 Lena Horne has passed. She was 92 years old. Lena (born Lena Mary Calhoun Horne to a leading family in the Black Bourgeoisie) broke down the racial barriers. In the 1940's she was one of the first Black performers to front a major white band, the first to play the Copacabana club, and one of a few with a Hollywood contract. Her list of credits is as long as all of our arms, but when MGM Studios loaned her to 20th Century-Fox to play the role of Selina Rogers in the all-black movie musical "Stormy Weather," she was 'made'. Her rendition of the title song became a major hit and her signature piece. She abhorred racism altho she looked just like them, and when asked why did she marry a white man she replied, "To get even with them". She once said: "I was unique in that I was a kind of black that white people could accept. I was their daydream. I had the worst kind of acceptance because it was never for how great I was or what I contributed. It was because of the way I looked."