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us: Fitzgerald, Ella

  • [Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was an American jazz and popular singer.]
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  • Variants

    • us: Brown, Ella Fitzgerald
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1917-04-25
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1996-08-15
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Newport News (Va.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Beverly Hills (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
        • Organization: (naf) Jazz at the Philharmonic (Musical group)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Training School for Girls (Hudson, N.Y.)
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          (lcsh) Singers
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      • Sources

        • found: Rodgers, R. Ella Fitzgerald sings the Rodgers and Hart song book, 1956?
        • found: NUCMC data from Boston Univ. Lib. for Her Papers (Fitzgerald, Ella, 1918-; jazz and popular singer)
        • found: WWAm., 1974-75 (Fitzgerald, Ella, 1918-; married Ray Brown; divorced 1953)
        • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Fitzgerald, Ella; b. Apr. 25, 1918, Newport News, VA; singer)
        • found: 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)
        • found: Nicholson, S. Ella Fitzgerald: p. 4 (Ella Jane Fitzgerald; b. Apr. 25, 1917, Newport News City, Va., according to state registrar)
        • found: 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)
      • LC Classification

        • ML420.F52
      • General Notes

        • [Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was an American jazz and popular singer.]
      • Change Notes

        • 1983-03-21: new
        • 2015-12-12: revised
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