Ella Fitzgerald - age: 79

Ella Fitzgerald

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ABOUT

The Queen of Jazz who won thirteen Grammy Awards and became a legend for singing "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall" and "I'm Making Believe."Her rendition of "Summertime" with Louis Armstrong is considered one of the best collaborations in music history.She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush.

BEFORE FAME

After the death of her mother in 1932, she worked as a lookout for a bordello and for a Mafioso numbers runner.

PERSONAL LIFE

She married Benjamin Kornegay on December 26, 1941 and, after their annulment in 1943, she married Ray Brown on December 10, 1947.

Historical Events in the Life of Ella Fitzgerald

1938-5-2 Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"
1938-6-25 "A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1
1945-3-27 Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"
1959-5-4 1st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

The meaning of the name Fitzgerald: Son Of Gerald

Famous Quotes
The only thing better than singing is more singing.

FUN FACTS

Jazz Singer Ella Fitzgerald were born on Wednesday, birthstone is Diamond, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Snake, it is 115 days until Ella Fitzgerald next birthday.

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