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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Now She's Truly Chasin' the Clouds Away...

When my kids were little and watched Sesame Street, I loved seeing the celebrities who appeared on the show singing with the Muppets. Lena Horne was one such person. The lady had spunk and appeared several times with the Sesame Street crew!

Lena Horne passed away on Sunday at the age of 92! The Boston Globe carried her obituary.

Everyone probably knows that Lena Horne was a singer, but not everyone knows she was a civil rights activist. The Globe obit says that Lena's grandmother enrolled her granddaughter in the NAACP when she was two years old! You can learn more about Lena's family in The Hornes: An American Family by Gail Lumet Buckley [920 BUC].

Here's Lena on Sesame Street appearing with Kermit:

If you're not a Sesame Street fan, here's Lena in her notable performance of the song "Stormy Weather" from the 1943 film of the same name:


  1. And I have a vague memory that she appeared, and was honored, on the Cosby Show?

  2. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZBHctiksjs

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