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May 10, 2010

Remembering Lena Horne 1917 - 2010

Born on June 30, 1917, Lena Horne was considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. She came to the attention of Hollywood in 1942 and was the first black woman to sign a meaningful long-term contract with a major studio, a contract that said she would never have to play a maid.

Horne died at the age of 92 on May 9 at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.



Here are just a few snippets from her career in entertainment including her ability to transcend her status as a celebrity to become a fighter for civil rights.







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