Ella Fitzgerald Biography

Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves. Often referred to as the "First Lady of Song," the "Queen of Jazz" and "Lady Ella," she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course of her 60-year recording career, she sold 40 million copies of her 70-plus albums, won 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Ella Fitzgerald
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer, Actor
Ethnicity:
African American
Religion:
Methodism
Date of Birth:
April 25, 1917
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
June 15, 1996
Age at Death:
79
Cause of Death:
Diabetes mellitus
Marriages
Divorces
Ella Fitzgerald Timeline
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