( 1915 – 1959 )
Born Eleanora Fagan, “Lady day” was an American Jazz Singer and song writer. “God Bless the Child”, “Lady Sings the Blues”, Fine and Mellow” are classics. Also, Listen to “Strange Fruit”………
A life of prostitution(Her mother was a prostitute, and brought her daughter in at the age of 14) , drugs, alcohol. cut her life short at the age of 44, and if ever anyone lived the blues, it was her.
But her voice…… Silk. Listen to her recordings if you want to hear a magic voice.
Diana Ross portrayed her in the 1972 movie “Lady Sings the Blues”
She is buried in The Bronx, NY, at St. Raymonds Cemetery .