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Eleanora Fagan aka (Billie Holiday)
Born: April 7, 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: July 17, 1959, New York City, NY
Billie was an American jazz and swing music singer with a career spanning for 26 years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills.
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