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Portrait of Billie Holiday, 1947.
Lady Day sings her life: Billie Holiday in 1947

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Billie Holiday Was Born
April 7, 1915

Billie Holiday worked with many jazz greats including Count Basie and Benny Goodman. She sang in small clubs, large concert halls, and the film New Orleans. She even arranged and composed her own songs such as "I Love My Man" and "God Bless the Child." Many people mourned the loss of "Lady Day" when she died in New York at the age of 44. Have you ever heard a Billie Holiday recording? Ask your family if they have.
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