R.I.P. Lena Horne
One of BedStuy's very own has died. The beautiful, incomparable, amazingly talented Lena Horne has passed away at the age of 92. Lena was one of the ORIGINAL baddest chick. Refusing to take stereotypical roles offered to blacks in the 40s, Lena stood her ground and became the first black actor to sign with a major studio.
With a career spanning several decades, Ms. Horne became one of the perennial actresses of our time. A civil rights activist with connections to JFK and Medger Evers, Lena proved that she was more than just a pretty face.
Talented, beautiful and strong, Ms Horne will truly be missed.