Billie Holiday(Eleanora Fagan)
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Jazz singer known for her emotion-laden vocal performances. She performed with Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Teddy Wilson before embarking on a successful solo career in 1940. Her recordings include “Strange Fruit” (1939) and “God Bless the Child” (1941). Holiday's drug addiction destroyed her career and was responsible for her early death.Died: 7/17/1959
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