Lena Horne Dies at 92
Hollywood legend Lena Horne has passed away at the age of 92 after a lengthy illness.
As MGM’s first leading lady of color, Lena paved the way for African-American actors in Hollywood.
However, Lena still faced adversity based on her skin color and grew frustrated with the disparity.
“When I stopped trying to break the barriers, that’s when I looked around and saw white people, a lot of good white people who would hold hands with their colored sisters,” Lena told People in 1981. “I also saw that there are many people who aren’t black who get kicked around too. I saw that and I softened up.”
Our thoughts go out to Lena‘s friends and family.