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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 07 Apr 1986
  • Address:
    1508 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 329th
    Monthly Average: 187th

Billie Holiday

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At the Downbeat club, in New York. c. February 1947

Source: Wikipedia

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Eleanora Fagan
  • Also known as: Lady Day
  • Born: April 7, 1915 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Origin: Harlem, New York, U.S.
  • Died: July 17, 1959 (aged 44) New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Genres: Vocal jazz, jazz blues, torch songs, swing, blues, R&B
  • Occupation(s): Singer and songwriter
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Years active: 1933–1959
  • Labels: Brunswick, Vocalion, Okeh, Bluebird, Commodore, Capitol, Decca, Aladdin, Verve, Columbia, MGM
  • Associated acts: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Carmen McRae, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Lester Young
  • Website: Official website

Read more about Billie Holiday at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Variety, 2020-07-02 02:19:45
Paramount Pictures has scooped up the first feature film made by director Lee Daniels in nearly a decade, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.” Sold by Endeavor Content in an eight-figure deal out of Cannes’ big-spending virtual market, the project follows the dramatic true story of the Federal Department of ...

Variety, 2020-06-20 18:09:26
Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales of Lee Daniels’ “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday,” starring Andra Day as the iconic jazz singer, at the upcoming Cannes Virtual Market. The biopic focuses on Holiday being targeted by federal agents with an undercover sting operation aimed at prohibiting her from singing her ...

Leslie Odom Jr. Raises a Glass to Billie Holiday and New York City
NY Times TV, 2020-05-28 14:00:08
The former “Hamilton” star, whose new TV series anoints him the protector of Central Park, also puts Words With Friends and “Waves” on his list of stay-at-home essentials.

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