Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Highest Rated: 56% St. Louis Blues (1958)

Lowest Rated: 56% St. Louis Blues (1958)

Birthday: Apr 25, 1917

Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, USA

Hailed as the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald virtually redefined the art of jazz singing during a distinguished sixty-year recording career in which she undeniably mastered the Great American Songbook. Her wondrously pure tones, crystal clear diction and improvisational ability first caught the wider public's attention in the mid-1930s when she fronted and eventually took over Chick Webb's orchestra. But it was as a solo artist where Fitzgerald established herself as a vocal legend, embracing the advent of bebop by incorporating the scat style into her repertoire, reinventing a whole host of Songbooks from the likes of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer and releasing some of the greatest live albums of all time. By the time of her retirement in 1994, she'd sold 40 million records, won 13 Grammy Awards and forever changed the face of jazz.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinatra: The Classic Duets Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frank Sinatra Show with Ella Fitzgerald Unknown (Character) - 1959
56% 79% St. Louis Blues Singer (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 43% Pete Kelly's Blues Maggie Jackson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 49% Ride 'em Cowboy Ruby (Character) - 1942

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1967-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1962

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