Blowing Lenaâs Horne

Blowing Lena’s Horne

Her Life and Legacy

Margena A. Christian

by Margena A. Christian, January 10, 2012

Blowing Lenaâs Horne

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granted exclusive interviews to Ebony, having graced its cover more than 10 times! Later she totally retreated from the spotlight. Horne enjoyed spending time at home, harvesting oranges and planting trees.

An honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the organization once sponsored what was supposedly her farewell tour, though she continued to perform. Never one to dwell on her good looks, at 71 Horne once said, “People don’t know what to do with an old broad like me…Someone called me the foxy grandma––I like that!”

Of her rise from meager beginnings to international acclaim, Horne once summarized it best. “I have proven to the world that somebody named God is taking care of me.”

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