Lena’s Centennial Day

(Pictured above: Lena Horne in the 1946 public domain film ‘Till the Clouds Roll By)

To honor today’s 100th anniversary of the birth of trailblazing singer/actress Lena Horne, The Savvy Screener offers three full-length selections:

Her 1938 film debut, ‘The Duke is Tops’

‘Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music,’ a telecast of her 1982 Tony Award-winning one-person show that ran on Showtime and PBS

‘Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice,’ a 1996 PBS ‘American Masters’ documentary

And a bonus video: Lena singing the title song from 1943’s Stormy Weather. You can stream the full movie for $2.99 from various sites.

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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