RIP Lena Horne

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  1. The Village Idiot

    The Village Idiot Demon Barber

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  2. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    Oh - that is soooo sad. Loved her.
     
  3. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    One of the great voices. May she rest in peace. :(
     
  4. caseyedwards

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    What a total legend she was. Sad. RIP.
     
  5. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

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    RIP, she was a legend. Much admired in the black community for her trailblazing. My paternal grandfather use to tell me she was the black man's pin up girl.
     
  6. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    Yeah, she was a real beauty in face and voice. May you rest in peace, Lena.
     
  7. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    She really was a Lady. R.I.P. :(
     
  8. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    She will be remembered for her astounding talent, her astonishing beauty and her indomitable spirit as long as her films, TV appearances and recordings exist.

    I hope the last two generations of performers, as well as future ones, appreciate what she and others endured and fought for so that the lives of all people of color would be easier and freer.
     
  9. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    RIP Lena Horne, a great legend.
     
  10. Rex

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    She was a beauty well into her old age, and an immense talent. :fragile:. She will be missed.
     
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  11. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    She was amazing. R.I.P.
     
  12. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    She was indeed a very talented and amazing lady. R.I.P.
     
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  14. Spiralgraph

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    She was fantastic. Great singer, classic beauty and a hint of sassiness to her personality. RIP, Lena.
     
  15. skatesindreams

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    She was an amazing talent, activist and role model for all courageous people.
    A woman for the ages. RIP!
     
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  16. TalentedButHumble

    TalentedButHumble Well-Known Member

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    What you said. She was one classy lady who rose above it all.
     
  17. Civic

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    :(Sigh...another of my favorite performers has gone to her reward. What a talented performer and what a role model for aspiring African-American performers. We can take comfort in that she lived a very long and full life. RIP.

    Edited to add: Lena Horne fans should read "The Hornes: An American Family" by Lena's daughter, Gail Lumet Buckley.
     
  18. Rex

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    I'd love to see the bubble bath scene that they cut from "Cabin in the Sky" 'cause it was too sexy...
     
  19. sweetsparky

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  20. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    RIP Ms Horne. :(
     
  21. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    Has TCM made any announcement about a Tribute night for this legendary Lady?
     
  22. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    Wow, I had no idea she was 92. What a beautiful, strong, talented and classy lady. I am sure she will be missed by many.
     
  23. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    I believe they have already shown a tribute interstitial video today featuring "If You Can Dream", from "Meet Me in Las Vegas".

    I am sure there will be a memorial tribute night soon.

    BTW, Rex, part of "Ain't It the Truth" from "Cabin in the Sky" is shown in That's Entertainment III, which you can rent. I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't part of Special Features on the CITS DVD, if there is one.
     
  24. missflick

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    I didn't know they used to cut scenes featuring her so the movies could be shown in the south. :eek:
     
  25. Rex

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    I guess I'll be renting it...I'm not a big musical fan, but I loved Lena's two starring movies...

    Yes, they did, the bastards. Her scenes were always filmed so as not to be integral to the plots of the films she was featured in. They also made her wear a darker makeup onscreen because she photographed like a white woman. So Louis B. Mayer, that "sweetheart", had Max Factor create a shade for her called "Dark Egyptian" that they put all over her body so she looked "black" enough. MGM mistreated her, but those were the times.
     
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    I love Stormy Weather
     
  27. Dr.Siouxs

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    Her longevity and success in pop music is incredible. RIP Lena.