Sun June 30, 2013
Lena Horne: A Disarming Revolutionary
Jazz singer, actress, dancer and activist Lena Horne began performing at the Cotton Club in her teens before moving to Hollywood where she worked as an actress - and was blacklisted during the Red Scare. Over a long career spanning the mid-1930s to 2000, she enchanted audiences yet never budged from her principles and beliefs.
In this short feature, Rabbi Neil Blumofe talks about the revolutionary life and work of Lena Horne.