Black People : miss Lena

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    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."
     
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    She was said to be the most beautiful woman in the world. . Clearly she did not care for arguments for or against that claim. Let us love our sistah
    R.I.P.
     
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    Peace unto da Horn
    she was a beautiful woman
     
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