Category 1917

Ella Fitzgerald Part Two

Ella Fitzgerald Part Two

Ella Fitzgerald Part Two

You no longer have to wait, for it’s here, Ella Fitzgerald Part Two. I been trying to get this on my website, for 57 years. I know the internet wasn’t invented yet, nor was I a fan, but I knew I had to publish it before I do Part Three.

Early Career


A young Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1940

While she seems to have survived during 1933 and 1934 in part from singing on the streets of HarlemFitzgerald made her most important debut at age 17 on November 21, 1934, in one of the earliest Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater. She had intended to go on stage and dance, but she was intimidated by a local dance duo called the Edwards Sisters and opted to sing instead. Performing in the style of Connee Boswell, she sang

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Ella Fitzgerald Part One

Ella Fitzgerald Part One

Ella Fitzgerald Part One

I can’t believe I missed her, she’s great, and that’s why I’m doing her now, in Ella Fitzgerald Part One. I also found that I have and album, which I bought years before, , so this blog will have that also.

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 June 15, 1996) was an African-American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasingintonation, and a horn-like improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

Ella Fitzgerald


Fitzgerald in November 1946

Born

Ella Jane Fitzgerald

April 25, 1917

Newport News, Virginia, U.S.

Died

June 15, 1996 (aged 79).

Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Spouses

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Gifted Lena Horne Part Three

Gifted Lena Horne Part Three

Gifted Lena Horne Part Three

Gifted Lena Horne Part Three

Individual

life

Horne wed Louis Jordan Jones in January 1937 in Pittsburgh. On December 21, 1937, their child, Gail (later on called Gail Lumet Buckley, an author) was birthed. They had a kid, Edwin Jones (February 7, 1940– September 12, 1970) that passed away of kidney condition. Horne and also Jones divided in 1940 as well as separated in 1944. Horne’s 2nd marital relationship was to Lennie Hayton, that was Music Director and also among the premier music conductors as well as arrangers at MGM, in December 1947 in Paris. They divided in the very early 1960s, yet never ever separated; he passed away in 1971...

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Gifted Lena Horne Part Two

Gifted Lena Horne Part Two

Turnabouts

By the mid-1950s, Horne was disenchanted with Hollywood as well as progressively concentrated on her club occupation. She just made 2 significant looks for MGM throughout the 1950s: Duchess of Idaho (which was additionally Eleanor Powell’s last movie); and also the 1956 music Meet Me in Las Vegas. She was blacklisted throughout the 1950s for her associations in the 1940s with communist-backed teams. She would consequently disavow communism...

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Gifted Lena Horne Part One

Gifted Lena Horne Part One

Lena Horne
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917– May 9, 2010) was an American jazz as well as popular song vocalist, professional dancer, starlet, and also civil liberties lobbyist. Horne’s occupation extended over 70 years showing up in movie, tv, as well as cinema. Horne signed up with the carolers of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 as well as came to be a club entertainer prior to relocating to Hollywood, where she had little components in countless flicks, as well as a lot more significant components in the 1943 movies Cabin overhead as well as Stormy Weather. Due to the Red Scare as well as her political advocacy, Horne discovered herself blacklisted as well as not able to obtain operate in Hollywood.Lena Horne

Publicity picture of Horne for her performan...

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Musical Birth And Death Of The 1917

Musical Birth And Death Of The 1917

Births

January 2– Vera Zorina, German professional dancer and also starlet (passed away 2003 )

January 3– Pierre Dervaux, French orchestral conductor, author, and also pedagogue(d. 1992)

January 10– Jerry Wexler, songs reporter as well as document manufacturer(d. 2008)

January 12– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, significant impact on The Beatles (d. 2008)
January 15– Tiny Timbrell, guitar player(d. 1992 )

January 19– John Raitt, American star as well as vocalist (d. 2005)

February 11– Arcesia, vocalist(d. 1983)

February 15– Denise Scharley, French contralto (d. 2011)
February 18– Dona Massin, choreographer(d. 2001)

February 25– Anthony Burgess, author (d. 1993)
February 27– George Mitchell, owner of the Black as well as White Minstrels( d. 2002 )

March 2 Desi ...

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The Talented Dean Martin Part Two

The Talented Dean Martin Part Two

Homages and also tradition

In 1996, Ohio Route 7 via Steubenville, was rededicated as Dean Martin Boulevard. Roadway indicators birthing an Al Hirschfeld caricature of Martin’s similarity mark the stretch with a historic pen birthing a little image as well as quick bio in the Gazebo Park at Route 7 and also North Fourth Street. A yearly Dean Martin Festival party is kept in Steubenville. Impersonators, loved ones, and also performers, much of Italian origins, show up. In 2005, Clark County, Nevada, relabelled a section of Industrial Road as Dean Martin Drive. An in a similar way called road was committed in 2008 in Rancho Mirage, California...

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The Talented Dean Martin Part One

The Talented Dean Martin Part One

Dean Martin (birthed Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917– December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American vocalist, star, comic, as well as movie manufacturer. Among one of the most prominent and also long-lasting American performers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the “King of Cool” for his apparently simple and easy charm and also confidence.
Dean Martin

Workshop attention picture for Bells Are Ringing (1960 )
Born
Dino Paul Crocetti
June 7, 1917
Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.Died December 25, 1995(aged 78)Beverly Hills, California, U.S.Cause of fatality Severe respiratory system failing Various other names Dino Martini Line of work

* Singer star comic manufacturer Partners Betty McDonald (m. 1941; div. 1949) Jeanne Biegger(m. 1949; div...

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