Ella Fitzgerald

by madman on April 9, 2016

Birth Name: Ella Jane Fitzgerald

Date of Birth: April 25, 1917

Place of Birth: Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date of Death: June 15, 1996

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, United States

Ethnicity: African-American

Ella Fitzgerald was an American singer and actress.

Ella was the daughter of Temperance “Tempie” (Williams) and William Fitzgerald. She was married to jazz musician Ray Brown, with whom she had a son.

Ella is sometimes described as having Irish ancestry. The surname “Fitzgerald” is usually Irish, but it is not clear if this ancestry has been documented.

Sources: Genealogy of Ella Fitzgerald – http://www.wikitree.com

Ella Fitzgerald on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Photo by William P. Gottlieb

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fuzzybear44 October 29, 2016 at 2:15 am

Classy lady

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