Ella Fitzgerald http://kplu.org en 5 videos celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s birthday http://kplu.org/post/5-videos-celebrating-ella-fitzgerald-s-birthday <p>Known as the &quot;First Lady of Jazz&quot; singer Ella Fitzgerald was born April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia.</p><p>From rather humble beginnings Fitzgerald and her smooth, silky voice climbed to the top of the jazz world, reports Biography.com. During her long career she worked with greats from Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sinatra. In all Ella recorded over 200 albums and around 2,000 songs in her lifetime. She died on June 15, 1996.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s five videos celebrating the great singers career:</p><p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:22:49 +0000 KPLU 4856 at http://kplu.org 5 videos celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s birthday How Marilyn Monroe changed Ella Fitzgerald's life http://kplu.org/post/how-marilyn-monroe-changed-ella-fitzgeralds-life <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jazz icon Ella </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fitzgerald’s voice is recognized by millions around the world. But few know about her career-defining friendship with Marilyn Monroe, to whom Fitzgerald said she “owe a real debt.”</span></p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:59:59 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 4535 at http://kplu.org How Marilyn Monroe changed Ella Fitzgerald's life