Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice

Written by Holly on Friday May 14, 2010

LenaIn response to the passing of legendary performer Lena Horne, we've made a programming change for this Saturday.

LENA HORNE: IN HER OWN VOICE, AN AMERICAN MASTERS SPECIAL will air Saturday, May 15 at 6pm. This preempts the regularly scheduled OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA and RICK STEVES' EUROPE.

LENA HORNE: IN HER OWN VOICE tells the story of her journey to reluctant stardom. In addition to exclusive interviews with Horne and her daughter, the documentary, directed by Susan Lacy, includes interviews with Ossie Davis, Alan King, Liz Smith and others who worked with the performer. Clips from signature movies like "Stormy Weather" and MGM films of the 1940's are interwoven with her early TV appearances to accentuate her life story.

Lena Horne died Sunday, May 9th at the age of 92.