What a musical reunion must be going on up in heaven tonight, but down here where mortals live, the world is a little less sweet, gentle and kind without Lena Horne in it. It was 3 years ago, right around Mother's Day, when I'd posted some lovely pics of her, with links to footage of her singing "Paper Doll" and her very moving appearance on Sesame Street with her friend, Grover (together they sing "How Do You Do?"). She was beautiful, elegant, a talented singer, actor and a bonafide New Yorker. I know she'll continue to touch those who'll discover her through her many good works, on stage and off.
Here's another one of my favorite Lena moments: listen to her sing "Stormy Weather", a legendary movie moment.