Death of Lena Horne

June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010
New York, New York | Age 92

Barrier-breaking jazz star dies at 92
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By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Writer


Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to Broadway superstardom, has died. She was 92.

Horne died Sunday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin. Chin would not release any other details.

Horne, whose striking beauty and magnetic sex appeal...

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