Monday, May 10, 2010
RIP Lena Horne
The beautiful singer, actress, and civil rights activist Lena Horne has sadly passed away today.
"I was unique in that I was a kind of black that white people could accept," she once said. "I was their daydream. I had the worst kind of acceptance because it was never for how great I was or what I contributed. It was because of the way I looked."
this is undoubtedly true, but it also meant she was able to pave the way for other black artists opening doors into Hollywood and other major venues of the time such as the Copacabana nightclub.
She was 92.