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Ella Fitzgerald Overview:

Actress, Ella Fitzgerald, was born Ella Jane Fitzgerald on Apr 25, 1917 in Newport News, VA. Fitzgerald died at the age of 79 on Jun 15, 1996 in Beverly Hills, CA .

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. In addition, Fitzgerald was inducted into the Womens Hall of Fame .

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Looking at the Stars: The First Lady of Song,

By Aurora Bugallo on Jun 4, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“Man, woman or child, Ella is the best.” – Bing Crosby It was in 1979 that President Jimmy Carter decreed June to be Black Music Month. President Obama later changed the official designation to African-American Music Appreciation Month. Although it is astonishing that it took until the late 1970s fo... Read full article


, a picture book and Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

By Google profile on Sep 11, 2010 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. It was very common back in the day for established musicians to grace the silver screen with a cameo in a motion picture. There are a few notable appearances among Jazz greats in classic f... Read full article


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Ella Fitzgerald Facts
Had a heart attack in August 1986, followed by a 5 way bypass operation.

First artist to chart in the UK with a cover of a Lennon & McCartney song, "Can't Buy Me Love" (1964).

Ella joined ASCAP in 1940, and her chief musical collaborators included Chick Webb, Lupin Fien, and Josef Myrow. Her popular-song compositions include "A-Tisket, A-Tasket", "You Showed Me the Way", "Spinnin' the Web", "I Found My Yellow basket", "Chew, Chew, Chew", "Please Tell the Truth", "Oh! But I Do", and "Just One of Those Nights".

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