Birth Name: Eleanora Fagan
Date of Birth: April 7, 1915
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Death: July 17, 1959
Place of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician, singer, and songwriter. She was nicknamed Lady Day.
She was the daughter of Sarah Julia “Sadie” (Fagan) and Clarence Holiday, who was a jazz banjo player and guitarist. She was raised in Baltimore, mostly by her mother’s half-sister Eva Miller and her relatives. She was married to Louis McKay, until her death.
Billie’s paternal grandfather was named Nelson Holliday.
Billie’s paternal grandmother was named Mary.