Lena Horne's Life in Images

Legendary singer and actress Lena Horne died on May 9, 2010 at the age of 92. A class act and rare talent, she pushed the limits of the color barrier at a time when it was virtually impenetrable. Here are just a few of the images from her remarkable life.

By: Sheryl Huggins Salomon
Posted: May 10 2010 10:42 AM
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