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Singer, Actress Lena Horne Dies

Jazz singer and actress Lena Horne has died at the age of 92.

Lena Horne

Lena Horne

Horne died Sunday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin.  Her exact cause of death has not yet been reported.

Horne, whose most famous song was “Stormy Weather,” fought racist attitudes in Hollywood in her efforts to become the first black leading lady on the big screen, MTV reported.  She was reportedly the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio.

She portrayed the good witch in the movie, “The Wiz,” and had popular roles on broadway.

For more about Lena Horne’s career, click here.

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