When I was a kid I read a book about prominent African-American artists; Lena Horne, born in 1917, was the youngest person with a chapter -- the book was published around 1950. In the 1980s Ed Bradley did a really affecting interview with her for 60 Minutes -- it was memorable.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] RIP Lena Horne
My first acquaintance with Ms. Horne's singing was in the MJ film,
The Wiz, in which she played the good witch (sorceress), Glinda. Of
course, she is best known for her appearance in Stormy Weather, among
others. An obit is here...