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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She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1987 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.

She has an adopted son, Ray Brown Jr.

She was a victim in an early attempt to integrate the classical music audience in Houston, Texas. In 1955 she, Dizzy Gillespie, and Illinois Jacquet were arrested by the vice squad before a Jazz at the Philharmonic concert at Music Hall, charged with gambling backstage. They were released in time to perform, on payment of a $50 bail. Promoter Norman Granz, also arrested, indicated that the raid was a set-up in response to his insistence that the concert not be segregated.

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