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Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996)

On Saturday, June 15th, 1996, an era in jazz singing came to an end, with the death of Ella Fitzgerald at her home in California. She was the last of four great female jazz singers (including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae) who defined one of the most prolific eras in jazz vocal style. Ella had extraordinary vocal skills from the ... See full bio »

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 2015/I Joy (performer: "I Want To Be Happy")
 2015 Fallout 4 (Video Game) (performer: "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", "Undecided")
 2015 The X Factor (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Auditions 3 (2015) ... ("Summertime")
 2015/I Black Mass (performer: "Jingle Bells")
 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 9 (2015) ... (arranger: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket")
 2015 The Age of Adaline (performer: "I'm Just a Jitterbug")
 2014 Waterloo Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Final Straw (2014) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
 2014 Tidsrejsen (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- Har vi hund? (2014) ... (performer: "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer")
- Fanvæg (2014) ... (performer: "Winter Wonderland")
- Tiden står stille (2014) ... (performer: "The Christmas Song")
- Hvem er Dixie? (2014) ... (performer: "Let it Snow", "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer")
- Blind Date (2014) ... (performer: "White Christmas")
 2009-2014 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes)
- Top 4 Perform (2014) ... (performer: "Hernando's Hideaway")
- Top 10 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (performer: "Too Darn Hot" (RAC Mix))
- Top 4 Perform (2011) ... (performer: "Whatever Lola Wants")
- Top 8 Perform (2011) ... (performer: "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails")
- Finale: Winner Announced (2009) ... (performer: "Take the "A" Train")
 2014 The 50 Year Argument (Documentary) (performer: "Mood Indigo")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode, 2014) (arranger - 1 episode, 2008) (performer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Semifinals (2014) ... ("Too Darn Hot" (RAC Mix))
- Round 4 (2008) ... (arranger: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" - uncredited) / (performer: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" - uncredited)
 2014 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.7 (2014) ... (performer: "Reaching for the Moon" - uncredited)
 2009-2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- Week 4: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz" - uncredited)
- Week 4 (2014) ... (performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz" - uncredited)
- Week 1: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Too Darn Hot" - uncredited)
- Week 1 (2014) ... (performer: "Too Darn Hot" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.9 (2009) ... (performer: "Cheek to Cheek")
 2013 American Hustle (performer: "It's De-Lovely")
 2013 Masters of Sex (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2013) ... (performer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me")
 2013 Longwave (performer: "They Can't Take That Away From Me")
 2013 Bunheads (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Next (2013) ... (performer: "Makin' Whoopee" - uncredited)
 2013 Reaching for the Moon (performer: "Reaching for the Moon")
 2012 American Horror Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tricks and Treats (2012) ... (writer: "A Little Bit Later On" - uncredited)
 2012 Love, Marilyn (Documentary) (performer: "All of Me")
 2012 The Master (performer: "Get Thee Behind Me Satan") / (writer: "A-Tisket A-Tasket")
 2012 Paraphilia (Short) (performer: "Sugar Blues")
 2012 A Little Dream of Me (Short) (performer: "Dream a Little Dream of Me")
 2012 On the Road (performer: "I've Got The World On A String")
 2012 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Girl with No Name (2012) ... (performer: "My Funny Valentine" - uncredited)
 2011 Revenge (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Guilt (2011) ... (performer: "Cheek to Cheek (3/18/58)" - uncredited)
 2011 Friends with Kids (performer: "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm")
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Performance (2011) ... (performer: "Airmail Special" (Club des Belugas Remix))
 2011 L.A. Noire (Video Game) (performer: "Stone Cold Dead Inthe Market")
 2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz" - uncredited)
 2010 Real-Life Mallory (Short) ("Why was I born?")
 2010 Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Brown Betty (2010) ... (performer: "Blue Moon" - uncredited)
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Midnight Sun", "Satin Doll")
 2009 A Girls Night Out (Short) (performer: "I Hear Music")
 2009 Mr. Nobody (performer: "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall")
 2009 The Answer Man (performer: "Isn't It Romantic")
 2008 The Starter Wife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Woman Over the Influence (2008) ... (performer: "The Very Thought Of You (Album Version) " - uncredited)
 2008 Fallout 3 (Video Game) (performer: "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall")
 2008 The Return of the War Room (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Vote For Mr. Rhythm")
 2008 Two Lovers (performer: "Rockin' in Rhythm" (1931))
 2008 Skins (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Cassie (2008) ... (performer: "Take Love Easy" - uncredited)
 2008 Recipes for Disaster (Documentary) (performer: "We Three Kings")
 2008 Taylor (Short) (performer: "Smooth Sailing")
 2007 Eterna Magia (TV Series) (performer: "Night And Day")
 1999-2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (2007) ... (performer: "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" - uncredited)
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (performer: "Can't We Be Friends?", "I Must Have That Man" - uncredited)
 2007 How About You... (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2007 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- New Amsterdam (2007) ... (performer: "Manhattan" - uncredited)
 2007 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- We Love Ella! A Tribute to the First Lady of Song (2007) ... (writer: "A Tisket a Tasket")
 2007/II Ella (Documentary short) (performer: "IT DON'T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING)")
 2007 Protagonistas del recuerdo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ismael Merlo (2007) ... (performer: "People")
 2007 Midnight Son (Short) (performer: "Midnight Sun")
 2007/I Teeth (performer: "Throw Out the Lifeline")
 2007 Torchwood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Captain Jack Harkness (2007) ... (performer: "My Melancholy Baby" - uncredited)
 2006 The Holiday (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1944))
 2006 The Break-Up (performer: "It's Only a Paper Moon")
 2005 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ghost Bride (2005) ... (performer: "Do I Love You")
 2005 Bewitched (performer: "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" (1939))
 2005 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- M.A.D. (2005) ... (performer: "Our Love Is Here to Stay")
 2005 7th Heaven (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Red Socks (2005) ... (performer: "Love is Sweeping the Country")
 2005 Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (performer: "I'm Making Believe")
 2004 The Aviator (performer: "Cow Cow Boogie" (1941))
 2004 Snow (TV Movie) (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited)
 2004 The Uninvited Guest (performer: "It's All Right with Me")
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks (performer: "The Christmas Song" (1946))
 2004 Kinsey (performer: "Too Darn Hot" (1948))
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Letter (2004) ... (performer: "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Blue Moon")
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Jive Turkey (2003) ... ("Swingin'Shepherd Blues")
 2003 Elf (performer: "Sleigh Ride" (1948))
 2003 Frasier (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Babysitter (2003) ... (performer: "My Funny Valentine" - uncredited)
 2003 Chocolate com Pimenta (TV Series) (performer: "Night and Day")
 2003/I The In-Laws (performer: "Sunshine of Your Love")
 2003 It Runs in the Family (performer: "Where or When")
 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Memphis Blues" (originally "Mr. Crump"), "St. Louis Blues")
 2002 Sinatra: The Classic Duets (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Can't We Be Friends?" - uncredited)
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Process Stories (2002) ... (performer: "Someone to Watch Over Me")
 2002 Naked (performer: "If Anything Happened to You", "I Want to be Happy")
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Can't Get Started (2002) ... (performer: "I Can't Get Started")
 2001 C'est la vie (performer: "With a song in my heart")
 2001 Don't Say a Word (performer: "Dream a Little, Dream of Me")
 2001/I Focus (performer: "'Taint What You Do (It's the Way That Cha DoIt)" (1939))
 2001 An American Rhapsody (performer: "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" (1945))
 2001 Kissing Jessica Stein (performer: "Manhattan")
 2001 Amy's Orgasm (performer: "I've Got You Under My Skin")
 2000 O Cravo e a Rosa (TV Series) (performer: "Tea For Two")
 2000 Stardom (performer: "My Happiness")
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Do Not Resuscitate (2000) ... (performer: "Goodnight, My Love" - uncredited)
 1999 Any Given Sunday (performer: "CHEEK TO CHEEK")
 1999 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Betriebsferien (1999) ... (performer: "Puttin' On The Ritz" - uncredited)
- Zwei Männer am Herd (1999) ... (performer: "Night and Day" - uncredited)
 1999 Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Movie) (performer: "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off")
 1999 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Movie) (performer: "Night and Day" - uncredited)
 1999 Election Night (Short) (performer: "Don't Fence Me In")
 1999 At First Sight (performer: "They Can't Take That Away from Me")
 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) (performer: "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You")
 1998 Sphere (performer: "I'M MAKING BELIEVE")
 1997 Lolita (performer: "T'ain't What You Do (It's The Way That Cha Do It)")
 1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide (performer: "A Tisket, A Tasket") / (writer: "A Tisket, A Tasket")
 1997 Love! Valour! Compassion! (performer: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered")
 1996 My Fellow Americans (performer: "Don't Be That Way")
 1996 One Fine Day (performer: "Isn't It Romantic?")
 1996 The English Patient (performer: "Cheek to Cheek" (1935))
 1996 My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (performer: "I am glad there is you")
 1995 The Grass Harp (performer: "I'M UP A TREE")
 1995 Forget Paris (performer: "April In Paris")
 1995 French Kiss (performer: "I Love Paris")
 1995 While You Were Sleeping (performer: "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS")
 1995 Miami Rhapsody (performer: "I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU")
 1993 Grumpy Old Men (performer: "Heat Wave")
 1993 The War Room (Documentary) (performer: "Vote For The Rythm")
 1993 Aqui na Terra (performer: "BASIN STREET BLUES")
 1992 Malcolm X (performer: "Stairway to the Stars", "Drop Me Off in Harlem", "Undecided", "Chew Chew Chew", "Azure") / (writer: "Chew Chew Chew")
 1992 Damned in the U.S.A. (Documentary) (performer: "Anything Goes")
 1992 The Setting Sun (performer: "The Setting Sun")
 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (performer: "Sweet Georgia Brown" (1925) - uncredited)
 1991 Wild Blade (performer: "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me")
 1991 Little Man Tate (performer: "I Get A Kick Out Of You")
 1990 Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (TV Special documentary) (performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp" - uncredited)
 1989 Driving Miss Daisy (performer: "(I LOVE YOU) FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS" (1945))
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (performer: "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", "Where Or When")
 1989 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Here's a Cute Way to Wrap up the Holiday Season (1989) ... (performer: "It's a Paper Moon")
 1988 Torch Song Trilogy (performer: "This Time the Dream's on Me")
 1988 Distant Voices, Still Lives (performer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited)
 1988 Drei D ("Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall")
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Who Done It (1986) ... (performer: "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall" - uncredited)
 1985 Desert Hearts (performer: "I WISHED ON THE MOON")
 1985 Het bittere kruid (performer: "A Tisket, A Tasket")
 1982 Melanie ("Shiny Silk Stockings")
 1981 The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Blues in the Night")
 1980 Raging Bull (performer: "Cow Cow Boogie" (1941), "Stone Cold Dead in the Market" (1946))
 1980 The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music (TV Special) (performer: "Without A Song")
 1968 A Place for Lovers (performer: "A Place For Lovers")
 1967 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (TV Special) (performer: "Body and Soul", "It's Alright with Me", "How High the Moon", "Up, Up and Away", "Jimmy Valentine", "Theme from 'Tony Rome'", "Goody Goody", "Don't Cry, Joe (Let her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go)", "Ode to Billy Joe", "Goin' Out of My Head", "The Song Is You", "They Can't Take That Away from Me", "Stompin' at the Savoy", "Don't Be That Way", "The Lady Is a Tramp" - uncredited)
 1966 All My Life (Short) (performer: "All My Life")
 1966 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #4.4 (1966) ... (performer: "Hello, Dolly!" - as "Hello, Ella!") / (performer: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (uncredited), "It Don't Mean a Thing", "Mood Indigo" (uncredited), "Mood Indigo", "The Moment of Truth" (uncredited), "The Moment of Truth", "Where or When" (uncredited), "Where or When", "September in the Rain" (uncredited), "September in the Rain", "New Sun in the Sky" (uncredited), "New Sun in the Sky", "Great Day" (uncredited), "Great Day", "Happy Days Are Here Again" (uncredited), "Happy Days Are Here Again", "We Like Each Other Fine", "Body and Soul" (uncredited), "Body and Soul")
 1966 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.1 (1966) ... (performer: "Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)" - uncredited)
 1964 Coloquio en Segovia (Short) ("It's Allright with Me")
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph (performer: "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" (uncredited), "Angel Eyes" (uncredited), "Reach for Tomorrow")
 1959 The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra (TV Special) (performer: "There's a Lull in My Life", "Just You, Just Me", "Can't We Be Friends", "He Loves and She Loves", "Love Is Sweeping the Country" - uncredited)
 1959 But Not for Me (performer: "But Not for Me")
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ella Fitzgerald (1958) ... (performer: "April in Paris", "Angel Eyes", "When You're Smiling (the Whole World Smiles with You)", "Moonlight in Vermont", "I May Be Wrong (but I Think You're Wonderful)", "Put Your Dreams Away" - uncredited)
 1958 The Tender Game (Short) (performer: "Tenderly")
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues (performer: "Hard Hearted Hannah" (uncredited), "Pete Kelly's Blues", "Ella Hums the Blues" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Ella Hums the Blues" - uncredited)
 1948/I Unusual Occupations (Documentary short) (writer: "A-Tisket A-Tasket")
 1946 The Bandit (performer: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket") / (writer: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket")
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (writer: "A Tisket, a Tasket" (1938) - uncredited)
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy ("A-Tisket, A-Tasket") / (performer: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket", "Rockin' and Reelin'" (uncredited))
 1939 Broadway Serenade (writer: "A-Tisket A-Tasket" (1938) - uncredited)
 1939 Honolulu (writer: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (1938) - uncredited)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady (lyrics: "A-Tisket A-Tasket" (1938) - uncredited) / (music: "A-Tisket A-Tasket" (1938) - uncredited)
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Album: "Ella Abraca Jobim" See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[To music conductor André Previn, who she had been encouraging to relax, when he mentioned that her cue was about to come up] Honey, get the hell back in that pit! See more »


Her recordings of "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall" and "Stone Cold Dead in the Market" were featured in the video game L.A. Noire (2011). See more »


First Lady Of Song See more »

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