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Billie Holiday
(1915-1959) born on
Apr 07
US singer. She was a noted jazz vocalist whose 1956 autobiography, "Lady Sings the Blues," inspired the film, 1972.
I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old.

If you think dope is for kicks and for thrills, you're out of your mind. There are more kicks to be had in a good case of paralytic polio or by living in an iron lung.
No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music.
You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation.
If I don't have friends, then I ain't nothing.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: 1948
R: "Lady Sings the Blues," ch. 23 (1956; written with William Dufty; rev. 1975).
A: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
N: Lady Sings the Blues, ch. 11 (written with William Dufty, 1956; rev. 1975).
K: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.

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