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)
Claim to Fame: Lady Sings the Blues
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Vanna Bonta looked like an angel in ethereal silk chiffon at the Apollo 11 moon mission 40th anniversary celebration on July 20. The black tie gala hosted by NASA and Space Frontier also honored The Universe series with an award for the History Channel episode Sex in Space where Vanna flew in zero gravity to test her invention, the 2suit. The show’s producers attended to accept the honor, one of them wearing the... Read More
Posted by ryder 5 years ago
As an aspiring singer, Holiday suffered sexual abuse, struggled with a drug habit and encountered racism everywhere. But the late Lady Day—one of the first African American women to sing with an all-white orchestra—translated all of that pain into some of the most achingly personal songs ever recorded. (Download “Strange Fruit,” which she sang at her 1948 Carnegie Hall concert, and listen for yourself.)
“You can imagine that women at home hearing her songs on the radio felt her vocalizing their emotions and their... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 5 years ago
Was the common-law wife of trumpeter Joe Guy (1951-1957), but they always identified themselves to people as husband and wife. She was separated from her last husband, Louis McKay, at the time of her death.
Her grandfather was one of 17 children born to a black Virginia slave and her white Irish master.
One day a whole damn song fell into place in my head.
People don`t understand the kind of fight it takes to record what you want to record the way you want to record it.