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Ella Fitzgerald Early Life Born April 25 1917 in Newport News Virginia.
Her is father William and mother Temperance separated shortly after her birth. Her mother later remarried a man named Joe Da Silva and they lived in Yorkers New York.
She was more of a tom boy and joined the neighborhood basketball and baseball games.
She enjoyed singing and dancing with her friends and they would often go to theater shows. Childhood In 1932 her mother died in a car accident and this hit Ella very hard and was a very difficult time for her.
Ella went and stayed with her mother’s sister and then her stepfather Joe also died so Ella’s younger sister came and stayed with them too.
She had a hard time adjusting to the new change and she began dropping her grades and skipping out on school. She got herself into trouble with the police and had to go to reform school.
She found herself broke and alone during the great depression, and this was very hard on her. Young Adult Years She used the memories from her struggles to help her gather emotions for her performances, and she felt like this helped her because she knew what it was like to struggle.
She got a chance to perform at amateur night and she was going to dance but at the last minute she decided to sing the song “Judy”. They crowd liked it so much she got to sing another song.
She got a chance to perform at amateur night and she was going to dance but at the last minute she decided to sing the song “Judy”. They crowd liked it so much she got to sing another song.
Chick Webb let her play in his band one night and said that if the kids like her, she stays. They loved her and he offered to travel with his band for 12.50 per week. Famous Pieces In mid-1936 she made her first recording of love and kisses, and released under the Decca label.
In 1938 she sold “A-Tisket, A-Tasket." Which was a nursing rhyme and she sold over 1 million copies. It was number one and stayed on the top charts for 17 weeks.
She recorded over 200 albums. She got married to one of the group members Ray Brown, and they soon adopted a son. Through all the traveling they grew apart from their son and each other they got a divorce, but remained great friends for the rest of each other’s life. She died June 15, 1996
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