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Ella Fitzgerald
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Vocalist
    (April 25, 1917-June 15, 1996)
    Recorded 'My Heart Belongs to Daddy,' 'Fine Romance,' 'Summertime,' 'It's Only a Paper Moon,' 'Oh Lady Be Good,' 'How High the Moon' and 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'
    Nicknamed 'The First Lady of Song'
    When singing on the streets of Harlem as a child, she would often tell prostitutes when the police were coming.
    Her vocal range did not hold up well in her later years.
    She played lots of unflattering portrayals of blacks in Abott & Costello movies.
    She was divorced.
    She was homeless just a year before she got her big break.
    She adopted a son.
    She was one of the first performers to be well-received by white audiences.
    She became nearly blind in the 1970s after having several cataracts and hemorrhages.
    In 1983, the state senators of California voted on a resolution to congratulate her on her 'illustrious career.'
    She continued to perform well into her late 70s, even while on crutches.
    She ranked #13 on VH1's Top 100 Women of Rock & Roll.

Credit: Eric Hartman


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