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Remembering Lena Horne: 1917 - 2010

The iconic singer and actress's career spanned six decades, helping to break down racial barriers for women of color in Hollywood.

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Used her fame to break racial barriers
Article | Lena Horne, 92, an electrifying performer who shattered racial boundaries by changing the way Hollywood presented black women and who enjoyed a six-decade singing career on stage, television and in films, died of a heart ailment May 9 at a hospital in New York.

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