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HOLLYWOOD GOLD

February 1, 2014

THE HORN

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How can you best describe Lena Horne? Skilled actress…fantastic vocalist….social activist….ground-breaker…? Ms. Horne was all this, and so much more.

One thing you can say for sure, she was one of the greatest and most unique talents the world has ever known. She single-handedly broke the color-barrier in movies, refusing to play maids and domestics. She did not get any real acting  chances while at MGM in the 40s, but he was a tremendous role model for African-Americans throughout the world.

She defied the system with her tireless work for social causes. She leveraged her great fame to do all she could to make the world a better place for everyone in it.

I never had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Horne. I did write her a letter in the 1980s, requesting an autograph. I had no photo to send her, so I asked if she would mind sending the index card I had included.

A few weeks later came a large manilla envelope from her. There was a beautiful portrait inside, inscribed to me.  A classy gesture from a classy human being. I will treasure it always.

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