Billie Holiday2,604Photo Credit: CindyCelebs

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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A statue of Holiday still stands today at the corner of Lafayette and Pennsylvania Avenues in Baltimore.

 

She was discovered by John Hammond

 

If I`m going to sing like someone else, then I don`t need to sing at all.

 

You can`t copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you`re working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it`s got to be that way in music or it isn`t 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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