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Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by...Wikipedia

Age: 44 (age at death)
Born: 7th April, 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 17th July, 1959, New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5' 5" (165 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Lady Sings the Blues

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The 1959 "Chelsea at Nine" British television appearance was recorded on one of the earliest existences of videotape, and survives to this day. Ironically, it was Ms. Holiday's last appearance before her death.

 

She was discovered by John Hammond

 

A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted.

 

I can`t stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession, let alone two years or ten years. If you can, then it ain`t music, it`s close-order drill or exercise or yodeling or something, not music.

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Tracker748 - I have always enjoyed her singing very much but what a tragic and hard life she had, very sad to read. (1 year ago)
misscow - Beautiful Lady she will allways be. That had her own way of singing the blues. (4 years ago)
wheeler - love her music (6 years ago)
Shawny - you are beautiful stay alive and R.I.P (6 years ago)

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