Monday, May 10, 2010

[Obit] Lena Horne, 1917-2010

Lena Horne, legendary singer and actress, has passed away.

Ms. Horne's autobiography, Lena, was published in 1965. The biography, Stormy Weather: the Life of Lena Horne, was published in 2009.

This article chronicles her groundbreaking achievements.

Feel free to browse the library catalog for additional books and recordings from her illustrious career.

What is your fondest memory of Lena Horne? Was it a book, a song, or a television performance? Share your story with Memphis Reads.


I think I first saw Ms. Lena Horne on The Cosby Show back in the 1980's. She seemed so sweet and loving in her scenes with Keshia Knight-Pulliam who played "Rudy" on the show. The older I got, the more I realized how very talented Ms. Horne was.
I remember Lena Horne on Sanford and Son when she was working for some type of children's charity. Fred told her about "Little Lamont" but she didn't know that Lamont was a grown man. It's one of my favorite episodes. Also, a young family member of mine likes to watch her sing the ABC song with the Muppets on YouTube.
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