| May 11, 2010
| 12:41 PM
Tonight Janet Jackson called Lena Horne's death a "great loss." Liza Minelli praised Horne as "one of a kind."
From Broadway where Horne once thrilled theater audiences in the show "Jamaica" and later with her one one woman show, all the way to Hollywood...
| May 9, 2010
| 10:22 PM
Legendary performer and African-American icon Lena Horne has died at the age of 92.
Horne was known for her work in musical after musical in the 1940's, her lengthy singing career including a memorable rendition of "Stormy Weather" and for her...
| May 10, 2010
| 5:36 AM
Her luminous beauty -- seen in doe-like eyes set against perfectly chiseled cheekbones -- helped make her one of the first black women to triumph in Hollywood.
Her radiant vocals -- tinged with the sorrow of the blues -- placed her in an elite class of...
| May 9, 2010
| 11:19 PM
Singer Lena Horne, who broke racial barriers as a Hollywood and Broadway star famed for her velvety rendition of "Stormy Weather," has died at age 92.
Hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin says Horne died Sunday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
| May 10, 2010
| 5:51 AM
"Stormy Weather: The Legendary Lena (1941-1958)" (Bluebird). The singer partners with Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw and others in definitive versions of "Stormy Weather," "I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues" and nearly two dozen more.
" Lena Horne at Metro-...
| Apr 10, 2011
Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86.
Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years,...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 8:15 AM
It was a simple white slip – an everyday undergarment for women in the 1960s. But in "Butterfield 8," one of Elizabeth Taylor's most memorable films, the violet-eyed actress – playing the tragic, fiery Gloria Wandrous -- made the staple seem...
| Apr 9, 2011
| 9:53 AM
Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as "Network," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "12 Angry Men," has died. He was 86.
Lumet's death was confirmed Saturday by Marc Kusnetz, who is the husband of Lumet's stepdaughter,...
| May 13, 2011
Cornell Dupree, a versatile guitarist whose long, productive career included performances and recordings with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Miles Davis and Lena Horne, died Sunday at his home in Fort Worth. Dupree, who had emphysema, was...
| Jun 30, 2011
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Jay Nachowitz books jazz musicians in top-notch venues around the world, but when he tells his artists about an opportunity to play at a pizza parlor in Bethel,...
| Jan 15, 2009
Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on TV's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88.
Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los...
| Jan 25, 2009
Leslie Uggams and Lena Horne have crossed paths only a few times. But Uggams feels that the force and power of the iconic singer have always been a part of her.
"Lena was a goddess in my house -- my mother played her records all the time, and I was...