Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday videos - Lena Horne

I was reading the paper this morning and came across a headline that said ‘Lena Horne dies’ – perhaps you’ve already heard. I remember her singing on the radio and some old shows, and was always impressed by her lovely voice. She was also very involved with the NAACP and activism, promoting civil rights. But YouTube will preserve her performances for a while.
Her first big hit was Stormy Weather in 1943

A Tv performance of Moon River in 1965

Some Day My Prince Will Come in 1967

And my favorite, in 2008


Rob said...

I hadn't noticed she'd died: but then I don't think I realised she was still alive. A sad loss.

Virginia Gal said...

I remember seeing her on the Cosby Show. That song, Stormy Night, wow! Just beautiful.

The Blonde Duck said...


Suzy said...

I had a friend who was one of Lena's backup singers in her Broadway show. My friend had a terrific voice and was very pretty and sexy.

Lena felt that my friend pulled focus and had her removed from the show. Due to AEA, they were obligated to pay my friend for the run of the show even though she never had to appear on stage again.