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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella FitzgeraldAKA Ella Jane Fitzgerald

Born: 25-Apr-1917
Birthplace: Newport News, VA
Died: 15-Jun-1996
Location of death: Beverly Hills, CA
Cause of death: Diabetes complications
Remains: Buried, Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The First Lady of Jazz

Husband: Ray Brown (jazz bassist, b. 13-Oct-1926, m. 1949, div. 1953, d. 2-Jul-2002, one son)
Son: Ray Brown, Jr. (adopted)

    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978
    Kennedy Center Honor 1979
    NEA Jazz Master 1985
    National Medal of Arts 1987
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1995
    Endorsement of Memorex Playboy magazine (1978)
    Unlawful Gambling arrested with Dizzy Gillespie, Houston, TX (1955)
    Risk Factors: Amputee, Pacemaker

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (3-Oct-1990) · Herself
    Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)
    St. Louis Blues (7-Apr-1958)
    Pete Kelly's Blues (31-Jul-1955) · Maggie Jackson
    Ride 'Em Cowboy (13-Feb-1942)



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