did you know Lena Horne died…?


well I missed that one..

She died at the age of 92!

R. I. P.

Who’s Lena Horne?

Lena Horne, who was the 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, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, Manhattan.

Her death was announced by her son-in-law, Kevin Buckley.

Ms. Horne might have become a major movie star, but she was born 50 years too early, and languished at MGM in the 1940s because of the color of her skin, although she was so light-skinned that, when she was a child, other black children had taunted her, accusing her of having a “white daddy.”

Ms. Horne was stuffed into one “all-star” musical after another — “Thousands Cheer” (1943), “Broadway Rhythm” (1944), “Two Girls and a Sailor” (1944), “Ziegfeld Follies” (1946), “Words and Music” (1948) — to sing a song or two that could easily be snipped from the movie when it played in the South, where the idea of an African-American performer in anything but a subservient role in a movie with an otherwise all-white cast was unthinkable. (Rest in Peace Ms. Horne!)

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3 comments

  1. visionthought

    Lena Horne: After Thoughts

    As discussed in the previous article on Lena Horne , the month of May was very important in her life and career. The month of May is the fifth month of the year, so we see the five also appearing as well.

    Lena Horne was the second prominent member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority to pass away in less than two months. The great Dorothy Height made her transition on April 20, 2010, followed by Lena Horne who passed away on May 9, 2010.

    The Delta Sigma Theta sorority traditionally proclaims ”May Week” for community service:

    “May Week was created at the second national convention in 1920 at Wilberforce University. Local chapters began to observe it beginning in 1921. The purpose of May Week is to emphasize the importance of higher education in the community, especially for Black women. The slogan “Invest in Education” was adopted. A week in May is set aside for programs highlighting academic and professional achievement.”

    Horne’s home going ceremony took place on May 14, 2010, this is five days after her announced passing on May 14, 2010. The date May 14, 2010 provides us with another showing of five with “14″ , which reduces to 1+4=5.

    A numerological analysis of the Horne’s full name reveal a consistent display of numbers which appear in her life.

    She was born Lena Mary Calhoun Horne in Brooklyn, New York. Her first name “Lena” according to both the Chaldean and Pythagorean numerology methods is:

    L=3

    E=5

    N=5

    A=1

    Her first name adds to: 3+5+5+1=14, which gives us the date of the funeral as well as the number 5.

    ©VisionThought 2010. All Rights Reserved.

    • mwoogie

      Thank you very much for your comment. I learned something more because of you! May I ask where you got your informations from? I read about this, but wasn’t sure… Thanks for reading!
      cheers

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