Monday, May 10, 2010

R.I.P. Lena Horne

The legendary Lena Horne died last night at the age of 92.
Horne was a trailblazer for all black women in the entertainment business.
I first learned about her as a little girl while watching one of my favorite movies of all time, "The Wiz."
Horne played the maternal and gentle Glinda the Good Witch in the movie.
I thought she was beautiful in her sparkly outfit and I loved the song that she sang with much conviction, "Believe in Yourself."
Sounds corny but I loved the message then and I still love it now.
I'm sure the angels are glad to have her in their company. May she rest in peace.

Here's the song:

Photo from Google images.

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