Birth Name: Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Date of Birth: April 25, 1917
Place of Birth: Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
Date of Death: June 15, 1996
Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer. She is referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella.
Ella was the daughter of Temperance “Tempie” (Williams) and William Fitzgerald. She had a son, jazz and blues pianist and singer Ray Brown, Jr., with her former husband, jazz double bassist Ray Brown.
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.
Source: Ella Fitzgerald on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Photo by William P. Gottlieb