Legendary actress and singer Lena Horne died yesterday. She was 92.
Horne was the first first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer.
Horne found a great career as a star in musicals like “Thousands Cheer” (1943), “Broadway Rhythm” (1944), “Two Girls and a Sailor” (1944), “Ziegfeld Follies” (1946), “Words and Music” (1948). Her roles in these musicals were often deleted when the musicals played the South, a place where Blacks were only accepted in musicals when playing in subsurvient roles.