I saw Lena Horne a lot on the variety shows of the Sixties and Seventies, and always thought she was beautiful, especially that smile of hers, and a voice to match. She was a singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist who started in the chorus line at the Cotton Club when she was just sixteen years old, and for seventy years was active in movies, television, and nightclubs.
“Stormy Weather” was a hit for her in 1943, reaching #21 on the US Pop chart.
“Love Me Or Leave Me” reached #19 on the Pop chart in 1955.
Lena Horne, your Two for Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
from The Sound of One Hand Typing