Over her dazzling five-decade career, Lena Horne soared from Cotton Club showgirl to the screen’s “bronze bombshell” to one of Broadway’s grandest dames. She made her remarkable flight while toting the expectations of two races on a thrush’s fragile wings. Lena Horne passed away on May 9, 2010 at the age of 92. Read Carrie Rickey’s obituary and commentary, and watch Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice to celebrate and honor the strong and spirited artist who will be so sorely missed.
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