Ella Fitzgerald

By Leland Girard and Caroline Branch

About Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald was born April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. Soon after Ella’s troubled childhood, she turned to singing. She started to sing at the Apollo Theater in 1934. When she entered an amateur singing contest and became the top female jazz singer.


Ella also Wanted to be a Dancer

After her mother died Ella moved in with her Aunt , and then Ella died on June, 15, 1996