Monday, May 10, 2010

she was so beautiful

Lena Horne dies at 92.

Quote from The New York Times article:
Looking back at the age of 80, Ms. Horne said: “My identity is very clear to me now. I am a black woman. I’m free. I no longer have to be a ‘credit.’ I don’t have to be a symbol to anybody; I don’t have to be a first to anybody. I don’t have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I’d become. I’m me, and I’m like nobody else.”



La Belette Rouge said...

I saw her perform in London at the Albert Hall. It was extraordinary to see her live.

Darlene said...

Lena was a very courageous and beautiful woman. She had to overcome many obstacles in her life and she surmounted them all. The quote you used is most appropriate.

Her beautiful vibrant voice may be stilled, but she will live on in the memory of those who heard her sing.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Yes, she was so beautiful.

Lydia said...

La Belette Rouge~ It's wonderful that you were able to see her live. And in London, yet. Wow.

Darlene~ Surmounted all obstacles...that cannot be said of many at the end of their lives. Pretty darned amazing.

Phivos~ Yes, indeed.

Looking to the Stars said...

Great tribute, thanks for doing a post about her. I saw that she had passed away. Another era gone and I felt sad. Great pics :)

Lydia said...

Looking to the Stars~ Yes, another era gone but I think she will be remembered well beyond some other stars of her era. At least I hope so.



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