Fitzgerald, Ella

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Fitzgerald, Ella

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  • Brown, Ella Fitzgerald
  • Fitzgerald, Ella Jane
  • Nicholson, S. Ella Fitzgerald

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Dates of existence

1917-04-25 - 1996-06-15

History

American National Biography Online, accessed December 23, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: |b (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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Related entity

Basie, Count, 1904-1984 (1904-08-21 - 1984-04-26)

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LC81016968

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associative

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Basie, Count, 1904-1984

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Fitzgerald, Ella

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Boswell Sisters (1920s - 1936)

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LC82024090

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associative

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Boswell Sisters

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Fitzgerald, Ella

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LC83021406

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Library of Congress

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