Lena Horne Passes At 92
May 10, 2010 at 4:51 PM (PT)
Legendary singer/actress and civil rights activist LENA HORNE died on SUNDAY, MAY 9th, at NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN/WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER in NEW YORK. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY reports that she was 92.
HORNE virtually did it all. Her film career lasted six decades. She was nominated for a TONY Award for her Broadway work. But the biggest part of her legacy was her singing career.
Her first gig was at the legendary COTTON CLUB in NEW YORK CITY when she was 16. Her distinctive singing style made jazz and club standards her own, which she popularized through appearances on TV variety shows such as ED SULLIVAN and DEAN MARTIN.
HORNE is survived by her daughter, GAIL LUMET BUCKLEY.