Monday, May 10, 2010

Lena Horne

One of the 20th century's greatest singers; this performer overcame race prejudice to score success as an actress as well. Her activism and sheer bravery makes her one of the most remarkable beacons of light we have seen. Via the New York Times. Among the songs she made uniquely hers: "The Man I Love," "the Lady is a Tramp," and "Stormy Weather" --

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