It saddens me to report that famed Hollywood legend, singer/songwriter, dancer Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010),
and the ideal choice to play Glinda, the Good Witch Of The South in the 1978 film, The Wiz has passed away.
Details are sketchy but it appears to be fact. Horne died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin. Chin would not release any other details.
Glinda, the Good Witch Of The South has returned to her place across the Shifting Sands and joins the many others who have awaited her arrival.
For more info on her legendary career, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lena_Horne
Her tribute site is: http://www.lena-horne.com/
Rest in Peace and we'll be with you soon enough.
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma