Lena Horne Funeral: A Life on Stage and Screen

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Brooklyn-born Lena Horne


A celebrity who’s who list showed up to New York’s St. Ignatius Loyola Church to pay their respects to Lena Horne. (Via Essence.com.)

Regarded as one of the first African American divas of stage and screen, Horne died last Sunday at the age of 92. She also fought the bigotry that dogged her career, later opening doors for actresses like Halle Berry, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Hudson and many others.

Read an appreciation from TIME’s Richard Corliss here; and see a photo essay of her life here.