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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald
photo by Carl Van Vechten, 1940
Personal information
Birth nameElla Jane Fitzgerald
Also known asFirst Lady of Song, Lady Ella
BornApril 25, 1917
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
OriginYonkers, New York
DiedJune 15, 1996(age 79)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
GenresSwing, traditional pop, vocal jazz
Years active1934 - 1993
LabelsCapitol, Decca, Pablo, Reprise, Verve

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song" and "Lady Ella," was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (Db3 to Db6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

She is considered to be a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course of her 59 year recording career, she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush.

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Kreesha aims to conquer Jamaica, then the wider world - Jamaica Gleaner Tweet this news
Jamaica Gleaner--She began as a dancer and grew up with an inclination toward jazz: -Ella Fitzgerald-, Billie Holiday, and more modern artists like Molly Johnson. ... - Date : Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:01:14 GMT+00:00
Channeling The Other Ella - Tweet this news's most recent project is also her most ambitious yet: a musical play detailing the early life of the incandescent -Ella Fitzgerald-. ... - Date : Fri, 26 Nov 2010 11:48:11 GMT+00:00
Charter schools must rise to the test - The Tennessean Tweet this news
The Tennessean--At KIPP Academy in East Nashville, students walk by a quote from -Ella Fitzgerald- every day. It's painted in big blue letters on a hallway wall: "It isn't ... - Date : Sun, 28 Nov 2010 08:13:36 GMT+00:00
Modern-day maestro and loose cannon - Calgary Herald Tweet this news
Calgary Herald---...- Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, -Ella Fitzgerald-, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, and P Diddy, to name but a few. ... - Date : Sun, 28 Nov 2010 07:52:01 GMT+00:00
Season's Listening! 6 essential Hawaii Christmas music albums - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--Maybe the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Perry Como, Burl Ives, -Ella Fitzgerald-, Elvis Presley and, in this writer's case, Bruce Springsteen, are the tunes on ... - Date : Fri, 26 Nov 2010 10:24:04 GMT+00:00
Danika Portz: 'Small-town girl with big dreams' - USA Today Tweet this news
USA Today--For her audition, Danika sang Sunday Kind of Love, an old pop and doo-wop standard (famous versions include -Ella Fitzgerald-, The Harptones and Reba McEntire ... - Date : Wed, 21 Jul 2010 14:51:30 GMT+00:00
"Indigo" to Appear at Blues Alley - Washington Informer Tweet this news
Washington Informer---...- Indigo's diverse repertoire has paid homage to the pioneering jazz divas that topped the charts during the 30s and 40s, such as -Ella Fitzgerald- and Lady ... - Date : Wed, 21 Jul 2010 18:05:36 GMT+00:00
Local dance instructor wins Ms. Senior Michigan - Romeo Observer Tweet this news
Romeo Observer--At the pageant she used her dancing skills to perform a routine to -Ella Fitzgerald's- "I Said No" in a pink bathrobe. When she did win, she said she felt ... - Date : Wed, 21 Jul 2010 19:43:49 GMT+00:00
CALIFORNIAN: 'Rosalie Sings Ella' Sunday at Temecula theater - North County Times Tweet this news
North County Times--Memories of iconic jazz songstress -Ella Fitzgerald- will be rekindled twice within the next 30 days at separate Temecula venues: first by vocalist Rosalie ... - Date : Wed, 16 Jun 2010 19:16:54 GMT+00:00
Freda Payne at Downing-Gross Center Saturday - Daily Press Tweet this news
Daily Press--She'll perform a tribute to singers -Ella Fitzgerald- and Lena Horne plus her own songs, including the hit "Band of Gold." Tickets are $15 available by ... - Date : Thu, 17 Jun 2010 17:55:53 GMT+00:00

USPS stamp and Yonkers statue :
Year Film Role Notes and awards
1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy Ruby
1955 Pete Kelly's Blues Maggie Jackson
1958 St. Louis Blues Singer
1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph Flora

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