How Did Ella Fitzgerald Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport, Virginia. She had a troubling childhood as she was growing up. Her parents separated shortly after her birth leaving her with no father. As a way to express herself, she turned to singing. Ella’s fame and success started when she was discovered in an amateur singing contest. She amazed the judges with her voice and moved on to amazing things. Ella went to become the top female jazz singer for decades and earned the nickname “First Lady of Song”. In the 1950’s – 60’s, Ella became even more popular. She worked with Dizzy Gillespie and his band and vert famous producers. Ella’s luck not only ends there, in 1958 she made history as the first African-American woman to win a Grammy award.
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