Happy 101st Birthday Ella Fitzgerald


Today is the 101st birthday of the singer Ella Fitzgerald. I have included some of my favorite songs of hers below. The world is a better place because she was in it and still feels the loss that she has left.

NAME: Ella Fitzgerald
BIRTH DATE: April 25, 1917
DEATH DATE: June 15, 1996
PLACE OF BIRTH: Newport News, Virginia
PLACE OF DEATH: Beverly Hills, California
REMAINS: Buried, Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA
Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1978
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978
Kennedy Center Honor 1979
NEA Jazz Master 1985
National Medal of Arts 1987
National Women’s Hall of Fame 1995

BEST KNOWN FOR:  Ella Fitzgerald, known as the “First Lady of Song” and “Lady Ella,” was an American jazz and song vocalist who interpreted much of the Great American Songbook.


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