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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 July 1904Gilroy, California, USA
Date of Death 28 December 1949Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from asthma)
Birth NameIvie Smith

Mini Bio (1)

Ivie Anderson was born on July 10, 1904 in Gilroy, California, USA as Ivie Smith. She was married to Walter Collins. She died on December 28, 1949 in Los Angeles, California.

Spouse (2)

? (? - ?) (divorced)
Walter Collins (? - 28 December 1949) (her death)

Trivia (2)

She was a vocalist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra at the time of her appearance in A Day at the Races (1937). Her appearance has prompted speculation that the band playing in the movie are members of the Ellington orchestra.
Vocalist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra from February 1931 to August 1942. Forced to leave the band due to chronic asthma.

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