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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.
         
   
F
I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old.

R
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.
A
No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music.
N
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.
K
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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