The Wiz (1978) …. Glinda the Good
Death of a Gunfighter (1969) …. Claire Quintana
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) …. Julie LaVerne (segment “Show Boat”) / Herself
Broadway Rhythm (1944) …. Fernway de la Fer
Stormy Weather (1943) …. Selina Rogers
Cabin in the Sky (1943) …. Georgia Brown
The Duke Is Tops (1938) …. Ethel Andrews
I know there is a notebook entry about this on this site, but I just wanted to say this woman meant a good deal to me. I saw here perform 10 years ago and was amazed by her talent (into her 80s) and her sultry nature even at that age, will miss her very much.
I’ve just heard, Very sad.
You were lucky to have seen her perform.
Lena Horne Trivia: She was almost cast in Pinky.
:( Goodbye, Prisoner of Love.
_"ageless. … tempered like steel, baked like clay, annealed like glass; life has chiseled, burnished, refined her." John Simon. Yes, sir.
I loved her for her militant refusal to play the game where her ethnicity was concerned. She could have gone along with the plan to have her passed off as an “exotic” type, but she refused. She herself could easily have passed for white, but she chose not to. Without lowering herself, she did just fine. I will miss her.
I was lucky enough to see this stunning beauty perform live with Tony Bennett at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music many years ago… I had to go myself because nobody I knew at the time had any interest in ballads and jazz; their loss!… now it’s all our losses… Cabin in the Sky’s a fav of mine… have to see it again with a new perspective
How many remember the Ed Sullivan show? When it was announced that Ms. Horne was going to be a guest the following week, it was a ‘must see’. Regrettably, her performance was deleted from broadcasts in the U.S.A. What a shame! A beautiful lady and a brilliant performer.
Mother-in-law of Sidney Lumet (Gail Jones) and maternal grandmother of Jenny Lumet, author of the film Rachel Getting Married.