Inspirational gallery: Lena Horne Lena Horne, the most prominent African-American star of the Forties and Fifties silver screen with the heartbreakingly beautiful face and voice to match, was the first black performer to be signed by a Hollywood studio. Horn fought fervently over the decades against racial discrimination. A life, then, not so simple, but so significant, it’s impossible not to feel inspired. ‘My life has been about surviving,’ she once said. ‘Along the way, I also became an artist.’ Read our profile on Lena Horne or simply enjoy this inspirational gallery. 3 Responses Rebecka May 2nd, 2012 One of my favourites voices – thanks for sharing! x Reply Cladrite Radio May 4th, 2012 While I’m loath to be pedantic, it’s good form, when paying tribute to a pioneering cultural Icon, to get the details correct: Ms. Horne’s name was spelled with an e. Reply Lena May 4th, 2012 It was indeed – apologies! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.