Lena Horne Dies at 92

Lena Horne Dies at 92

America woke up this morning to the sad news. The world is mourning the loss of Lena Horne, dead at 92 at New York-Presbyterian hospital. Horne's signature song was "Stormy Weather."

On The View, Whoopi Goldberg paid tribute to Horne, saying, "Her looks overshadowed talent because she had a look that white audiences in the 1940's could accept."

In a 1981 60 Minutes interview, Horne told the late Ed Bradley that she never intended to be a pioneer who broke racial barriers in show business.

"I didn't want to be chosen. I had black people tell me 'look, there's a million like you,' which is absolutely true, 'with more talent, better looks and everything, you got picked!' "

Lena horne—an American icon.