Tuesday, June 30, 2009
On June 30, 1917 Lena Horne was born in Brooklyn, NY. She started her professional career at the age of sixteen, a year before I was born, as a member of the chorus line at the Cotton Club. Miss Horne proved herself to be, without doubt, one of the premier entertainers of our time. Singer, actress, stage performer, she was all this and more.I had the good fortune in the '80s to attend a live performance by this lady. Near 70, still belting it out, still a star performer. She is now 92 and no longer makes public appearances, but she will always be a star.
Happy Birthday, Miss Horne.