There are many actresses, actors, and performers who I always find myself wondering, “How is everyone in the world not a HUGE fan?!” Lena Horne is one of these under-celebrated stars (at least in my opinion).
What do I (personally) consider to be under-celebrated?
- If the average person (not someone in our Old Hollywood community) can’t name at least one of their movies or songs, they’re under-celebrated.
- If those of us within the community can’t name at least three of their movies or songs, they’re under-celebrated.
While Lena Horned, obviously, doesn’t fall through the completely unknown crack, she should be more heartily celebrated.
The lady had more talent in her left eyebrow than a lot of stars did.
That’s right, I said it.
This is actually one of the best things about having an Old Hollywood blog (and Twitter account) – I can go on and on and on and on and on about my favorites and feel like I’m (hopefully) helping keep their name familiar, their body of work work alive and their face forever smiling.
I know, a little deep for a Friday, but… blame it on Lena. She puts me in my feels.
When you watch Lena perform in the video above (which I surely hope you will at least once), pay close attention to her facial expressions and her hand gestures. I think she was simply brilliant – and the stage command! The lady was doing what she was born to do and, if you ask me, that is always breathtaking.