Civil Rights Hero Lena Horne, 92, Redefined Black Roles in Film (Video...

Civil Rights Hero Lena Horne, 92, Redefined Black Roles in Film (Video Tribute)

lena-horn.jpgPresident Obama marked the passing of Lena Horne, calling her a great entertainer and a tireless worker for justice and equality.

The American singer, actress and dancer, (1917–2010), enjoyed a six decade career on television, screen, and stage and redefined black roles in entertainment. She died Sunday at age 92 after a breast cancer diagnosis three years ago.

Horne’s one woman show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, opened in 1981 and ran for more than three hundred performances on Broadway, and earned her numerous awards, including a Tony.

WATCH the video tribute below, or at MSNBC

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