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Ella Fitzgerald
(1917-1996) born on
Apr 25
US jazz singer. The "First Lady of Song" was adept at improvising jazz and scat; won 13 Grammys.
         
   
F
It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts.

R
The only thing better than singing is more singing.
A
I stole everything that I heard, but mostly I stole from the horns.
N
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
K
I guess what everyone wants more than anything else is to be loved. And to know that you loved me for my singing is too much for me. Forgive me if I don't have all the words. Maybe I can sing it and you'll understand.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Ella Fitzgerald," by Sutuart Nicholson, 1994.
R: In "New York Sunday News," 1 Aug 1954.
A: In "Woman's Almanac," 1977.
N: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
K: In "Newsweek," 7 Jun 1954.
   


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