Happy Birthday Lena Horne

Today is the day, that in 1917 the world was first graced by the presence of the lady who did more than make Stormy Weather a famous film and song. She was the first black woman to sign a long term contract with a major Hollywood film studio. In her contract she required that she never be put into stereotypically black roles, and appeared in films spanning decades. The set of Stormy Weather was where she met her second husband in 1947. A wonderful role model, a fascinating woman, a lovely voice and grace beyond measure.


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