Lena Horne Passes Away at 92
Legendary jazz singer Lena Horne passed away at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday. She was 92.
Horne rose to prominence in the 1940s, starring in 1943’s Cabin in the Sky and signing on to star in the all-black musical Stormy Weather the same year. The title song from the latter would become Horne’s signature piece.
A longtime civil-rights activist, Horne participated in 1963’s March on Washington and worked with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to craft anti-lynching legislation.
Watch Horne perform “Stormy Weather” and “If You Believe” in the video below: