R.I.P. Lena Horne

Lena Horne, the singer and actress who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.
An obituary by Aljean Harmetz can be found here. Though Ms. Horne is most closely associated with the song “Stormy Weather,” which she can be seen performing here in the 1943 film of the same name, we were first introduced to her via another musical number that found her performing a duet with a fuzzy little green guy (Kermit the Frog) with a big broken heart.
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