Biography Facts:
  • Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Va. on April 25, 1917. Her father, William, and mother, Temperance (Tempie), parted ways shortly after her birth.
  • In mid 1936 Ella recorded her first song "Love and Kisses" with moderate sucess.
  • In 1974, Ella spent a legendary two weeks performing in New York with Frank Sinatra and Count Basie. .
  • By the 1990s, Ella had recorded over 200 albums. In 1991, she gave her final concert at New York's renowned Carnegie Hall. It was the 26th time she performed there.
  • On June 15, 1996, Ella Fitzgerald died in her Beverly Hills home. Hours later, signs of remembrance began to appear all over the world. A wreath of white flowers stood next to her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a marquee outside the Hollywood Bowl theater read, "Ella, we will miss you."

Accomplisments:
Motivation:
  • Louis Armstrong inspired Ella to sing many songs. He oringinally taught her how to sing and made her realize her amazing talent!
Influence:
Chick Webb was Ella's mentor, they recorded over 60 songs together. They recorded the song "A Tisket A Tasket" that topped the charts for 17 weeks.

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Work Cited:
http://www.ellafitzgerald.com/about/biography.html
http://airjudden.tripod.com/jazz/chickwebb.html
http://www.youtube.com/