Ella Fitzgerald

1917 - 1996

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an 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, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After a tumultuous adolescence, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country but most often associated with the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ella Fitzgerald has received more than 5,663,920 page views. Her biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Ella Fitzgerald is the 45th most popular singer (down from 35th in 2019), the 303rd most popular biography from United States (down from 207th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Singer.

Ella Fitzgerald is most famous for her vocal range and her ability to sing a variety of genres, such as jazz, blues, and pop.

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Among singers, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 45 out of 3,541Before her are Nina Simone, Amanda Lear, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Cocker, Mireille Mathieu, and Phil Collins. After her are Eminem, Agnetha Fältskog, Stevie Wonder, Toto Cutugno, Kurt Cobain, and Sarah Vaughan.

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Among people born in 1917, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 7Before her are John F. Kennedy, Heinrich Böll, Indira Gandhi, Park Chung-hee, Arthur C. Clarke, and Joan Fontaine. After her are Eric Hobsbawm, Ilya Prigogine, Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, Louis Zamperini, and Frederica of Hanover. Among people deceased in 1996, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 9Before her are Marcello Mastroianni, Tupac Shakur, Carl Sagan, Thomas Kuhn, Marguerite Duras, and Krzysztof Kieślowski. After her are Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Joseph Brodsky, René Lacoste, Frank Whittle, Dzhokhar Dudayev, and Paul Erdős.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 303 out of 15,968Before her are John R. Bolton (1948), Liza Minnelli (1946), Cameron Diaz (1972), Truman Capote (1924), Robert Peary (1856), and Margaret Mitchell (1900). After her are Sandra Bullock (1964), Eminem (1972), William Jennings Bryan (1860), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Roy Lichtenstein (1923), and James Fenimore Cooper (1789).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Ella Fitzgerald ranks 18Before her are Barbra Streisand (1942), Patti Smith (1946), Whitney Houston (1963), Aretha Franklin (1942), Barry White (1944), and Nina Simone (1933). After her are Eminem (1972), Stevie Wonder (1950), Kurt Cobain (1967), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Joe Dassin (1938), and Marvin Gaye (1939).