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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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Her grandfather was one of 17 children born to a black Virginia slave and her white Irish master.

 

Made her recording debut on "Your Mother's Son-In-Law" (1933) with Benny Goodman.

 

Her education was her search for the truth within herself. She used all of the things that happened in her life and made them work for her in her music. - singer/actress Sylvia Syms

 

Singing songs like `The Man I Love` or `Porgy` is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck.

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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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