Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996)


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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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19 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Sphere Soundtrack
(1998)
Assassin's Creed Soundtrack
(2016)
(1989)
Raging Bull Soundtrack
(1980)

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 2020 Ella Fitzgerald: Frosty the Snowman (Music Video)
Singer
 1981 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Maxine Jefferies
- A Day in the Life (1981) ... Maxine Jefferies
 1966 All My Life (Short)
Vocalist
 1958 St. Louis Blues
Singer
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues
Maggie Jackson
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Ruby
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Other Works:

Album: "Ella Fitzgerald Sings George Gershwin" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Facebook | Last.fm | See more »

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Spouse:

Ray Brown  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I sing with my eyes closed, and my whole mind is concentrated on what I want to do. Any little noise can throw me. See more »

Trivia:

Following her death, she was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California - Sunset Memorial Garden Mausoleum, Sanctuary of the Bells. See more »

Trademark:

Scat singing See more »

Nickname:

The First Lady of Jazz See more »

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