Revolutionary Beauty Lena Horne Dies at Age 92

Lena Horne, the legendary singer, actress, and civil rights activist died Sunday night at the age of 92 in New York City. Horne, born in Brooklyn, got her start by singing in the Cotton Club at age 16. She went on to break boundaries by becoming the first African-American actress to be signed by a major studio in the early 1940s. Before Horne, roles for African-American actresses were limited to offensive, stereotypical characters, such as a maid. Horne proclaimed, quite famously, that she would never take such a role and battled with her studio execs about such limitations... Here's what you had to say: Cudycat commented: "A true legend. You will be sadly missed." Linda wrote: "An absolute timeless beauty, inside and out!"


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