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Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz, Downbeat, New York, N.Y
Ella sings to the crowd while Dizzy Gillespie listens, 1947

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Ella Fitzgerald Was Born
April 25, 1918

Ella Fitzgerald first showcased her amazing talents during Amateur Night at Harlem's famous Apollo Theater. The crowds loved Ella, who went on to sing with several groups and many well-known artists such as Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie. She made her first recordings in 1935, then went on to record 19 albums from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s!
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