Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice, An American Masters Special on WXXI-TV

Sun, 05/16/2010 - 7:00pm

In Memory of: Lena Horne 1917-2010.

This special encore presentation of Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice, An American Masters Special airs Sunday, May 16 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Lena Horne 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 in May 2010, at the age of 92.