Sorry, This is a late post, but Lena Horne will never be forgotten!

For those of you who don't know, Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was another Legend who was born in New York and passed away on May 9, 2010, on Mother's Day in New York at the age of 92.

I, myself, didn't know much about her until I had to do a history assignment 3 years ago. Lena was a triple threat; Singer, Dancer & Actress. She won numerous Grammy's and other awards for her outstanding vocals,broadway performances and albums. As an actress, Lena played in numerous films as well.

Lena was also a Civil Rights Activist for many years,because she stood by truth and fought for what she believed in.

Lena Horne died on May 9, 2010, at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City of heart failure, according to her daughter, Gail Lumet Buckley. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by granddaughters Jenny and Amy Lumet, Lena Jones, Samadhi Jones, and grandsons, William and Thomas Jones. On May 14, 2010, Horne's funeral took place at St. Ignatius Loyola Church on Park Avenue in New York City. Thousands gathered to mourn her, including singers Leontyne Price, Dionne Warwick, Jessye Norman, Chita Rivera and actresses Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Lauren Bacall, Audra McDonald and Vanessa L. Williams. Horne was laid to rest in the Horne Family Plot at The Evergreen's Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.

My prayers go out to Lena, Lena's Family, Friends & Fans!! She will be missed!!!


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