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Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, 1940.
Ella Fitzgerald on January 19, 1940

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Ella Fitzgerald Was Born
April 25, 1918

Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald could sing like a saxophone. Today, April 25, 1918, is the day she was born in Newport News, Virginia. She mastered a technique called "scat" in which the singer makes up nonsense syllables to imitate musical instruments: Skee-ba-doobie-do-wah.
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