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Fitzgerald, Ella

LC control no.n 83021406
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LC classificationML420.F52 Biography
Personal name headingFitzgerald, Ella
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Variant(s)Brown, Ella Fitzgerald
Biography/History noteElla Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was an American jazz and popular singer.
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1917-04-25
Death date1996-08-15
Place of birthNewport News (Va.)
Place of deathBeverly Hills (Calif.)
AffiliationAmerican Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Jazz at the Philharmonic (Musical group)
Training School for Girls (Hudson, N.Y.)
Profession or occupationJazz musicians Singers
Found inRodgers, R. Ella Fitzgerald sings the Rodgers and Hart song book, 1956?
NUCMC data from Boston Univ. Lib. for Her Papers (Fitzgerald, Ella, 1918-; jazz and popular singer)
WWAm., 1974-75 (Fitzgerald, Ella, 1918-; married Ray Brown; divorced 1953)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Fitzgerald, Ella; b. Apr. 25, 1918, Newport News, VA; singer)
New York times, June 16, 1996: section 1, p. 1 (Ella Fitzgerald, 79, d. June 15, 1996, Beverly Hills, Calif.) p. 33 (b. Apr. 25, 1917, Newport News, Va., according to birth certificate and school records; most biographies give her birthdate as 1918)
Nicholson, S. Ella Fitzgerald: p. 4 (Ella Jane Fitzgerald; b. Apr. 25, 1917, Newport News City, Va., according to state registrar)
American National Biography Online, accessed December 23, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Fitzgerald, Ella; jazz singer; Ella Jane Fitzgerald; born 25 April 1917 in Newport News, Virginia, United States; sent to segregated New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson (1934); Chick Webb, was persuaded to give her a try in his band (1935); was among the very first African-American women invited to join American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) (1940); began a long association with Decca Records' Milt Gabler (1943); joined producer Norman Granz's newly formed organization Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) (1949); her best recordings fall mainly in the decade between 1956 and 1966; produced exceptional live albums such as Ella Fitzgerald at the Opera House (1957) and Ella in Rome (1958); was generous contributor to charities, notably to the organization in Los Angeles named in her honor, the Ella Fitzgerald Child Care Center; died 15 June 1996 in Beverly Hills, California, United States)
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