Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 30 Birthday: Lena Horne

Lena Horne, musician
June 30, 1917-May 9, 2010

Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy (Charlesbridge, 2005)

Horne, best known for her hit song, Stormy Weather, sang and acted in several Hollywood musicals beginning in 1938.

PBS Online News Hour celebrated Horne’s 80th birthday. Read all about it here.