Singer Lena Horne Dies at Age 92

May 10, 2010 by USA Post 

Singer Lena Horne Dies at Age 92 , NEW YORK – Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to Broadway super stardom, died Sunday. She was 92.

Horne died at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, According to hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin. Chin would not release any other details.

Lena Horne, the legendary actress singer who broke new ground in Hollywood and was active in the Civil Rights movement, has died. She was 92.

Horne passed away at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York on Sunday night (May 9), as announced by son-in-law Kevin Buckley, reports the New York Times.

As one of the first black performers to significantly infiltrate the studio system by signing a long-term contract with MGM, Horne was instrumental in integrating Hollywood. She appeared in a few well known musicals such as “Stormy Weather” — which is also one of her signature songs — and “Ziegfield Follies.”

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