Monday, May 10, 2010

Goodbye To A Legend

Sunday (5/9/10), the world said goodbye to a true legend, Lena Horne. Lena Mary Calhoun Horne died at the age of 92. She was an actress, singer, dancer and civil rights activist. Her career went from the Cotton Club to the Copacabana. She became the first black person to be signed to a major Hollywood contract.

Horne opened the door and inspired generations of entertainers. I remember her from movies like "Cabin In The Sky" and "The Wiz" to television shows like "Sanford and Son" and "A Different World." She transcended time and stayed relevant. Her style and grace will be missed.