Monday, May 10, 2010

R.I.P., Lena Horne

When Lena was feeling the weather
I could have been knocked with a feather
She carried a torch
with sizzle and scorch
Burned beauty and talent together

Accompanied by Cab Calloway's Orchestra, with the wind blowing through an open window, ruffling the diaphanous sleeve of her dress, there was nothing hotter that Lena Horne singing the title song in Stormy Weather (Andrew Stone, 1943). Pictured: Bill Robinson, Lena Horne and Cab Calloway.

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