In memory of Lena Horne

Lena Horne died today at 92. Here’s the NPR story. And here is the television performance of hers that I’ll remember most…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPvZR6DTbq8

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • Gene Branaman

    I saw Lena Horne when I was about 12 at the Music Circus in Sacramento, CA. I remember it like it was yesterday. What a performer! She opened with the original lyrics to The Lady is a Tramp, which are kinda racy, & I was mesmerized. I’d seen that very performance on Sesame Street, Jeffrey. That’s one of the performances I point to that caused my love of jazz.

    And I remember that there was a full moon that night, too. I watched it, low & huge, all the way home.

  • Jacob T

    I’ll remember her on the Cosby Show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxp47BPI9FY


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