Ella Fitzgerald: Ella's Love For Music

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Ella Fitzgerald By Christopher Parrish Early Life Ella’s love for music came at a young age. Ella was born on April 15.She was born in Newport,news Virginia. Her father, William, and mother, Temperance (Tempie), parted ways shortly after her birth. Together, Tempie and Ella went to Yonkers, N.Y, where they eventually moved in with Tempie 's longtime boyfriend Joseph Da Silva. Ella 's half-sister, Frances, was born in 1923 and soon she began referring to Joe as her stepfather.In 1932, Tempie died from serious injuries that she received in a car accident. Ella took the loss very hard. Career In 1934 Ella 's name was pulled in a weekly drawing at the Apollo and she won the opportunity to compete in Amateur Night. Ella went to the

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