Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. Following a troubled childhood, Ella Fitzgerald turned to singing and debuted at the Apollo Theater in 1934. Ella made history by winning 13 Grammys in total and selling more than 40 million albums. Ella died on June 15, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California.
Did you know?
Ella was also known as the "First Lady of Song" and "Lady Ella".
Kennedy Center Honors, National Medal of Arts, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and many more. (13 Grammys total)
Honorable, Determined, and Kind
Ella Fitzgerald inspires people to go for what they want and do whatever they love to do or want to do in life.