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Ella Fitzgerald

Body measurements

Height

163.8 cm (5 ft 4.5 in)

Weight

90 kg (198 lb)

Info

Date of birth

April 25, 1917

Date of death

June 15, 1996 (79 years)

Zodiac sign

Taurus

Nationality

USA

Occupation

Siger

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Eyes color

Brown

Hair color

Black
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Who is Ella Fitzgerald?

Queen of Jazz or First Lady of Song; whatever you choose to call her, Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most eminent jazz singers of all time.

Early Accomplishments

During an amateur night at Apollo Theater in 1934, a 17-year old Ella was named winner after she had changed her mind from dancing to singing at the last minute.

In 1935, she joined Chick Webb Orchestra and became incredibly successful after she sang her own version of A-Tisket, A-Tasket nursery rhyme.

Best Known For

She was a 13-time Grammy Award winner for her work in over 200 albums which includes songs like Cheek To Cheek, It Don’t Mean A Things and Dream A Little Dream Of Me.

Of her very many other endeavors, she also had a memorable time on screen as Maggie Jackson in the 1955 film, Pete Kelly’s Blues.

Sexual Orientation

Ella was straight. Her first marriage was in 1942 to Benjamin Kornegay but the union was canceled the following year. She was also married to Ray Brown in 1947 but they divorced in 1953.

There are rumors that in 1957, she even married Thor Larsen.

Family

She was the daughter of William Fitzgerald and Temperance Henry but had Frances Da Silva as a half-sister through her stepdad, Joseph Da Silva.

She was the mother of Ray Brown Jr., a child she had adopted from Frances.

Religion

Ella lived and died in her faith as a Methodist.

Worth To Know

She died of stroke in 1996. She had previously suffered diabetes in the 80s and had her legs surgically severed in 1993.

Some of her most prestigious accolades include the Presidential Medal Of Freedom and National Medal of Arts.

She was a close friend of Billie Holiday and Marilyn Monroe.





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