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
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
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