Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born April 25, 1917 (“Ella Fitzgerald”). The location was Newport News, Virginia. She was born to be the daughter of Temperance “Tempie” and William Fitzgerald (“This Day in History”). As a child, Ella and her mother moved to Yonkers, New York to live with her mother’s new husband after William Fitzgerald’s death. She grew up there for most of her childhood. Although today Ella is known as the “Queen of Jazz, ” she lived a normal childhood. When she was younger, she collected signatures from famous people. She is also known as the “Master of Scat Singing” (“Ella Fitzgerald Was Known as The Master of Scat Singing”). Although this is true, Ella’s original dream was to be a dancer.
Ella Fitzgerald has come to herself multiple nicknames on account of her amazing voice. For example, she has been called to “First Lady of Song” (“Ella Fitzgerald”) and “The Queen of Jazz”) “(10 Interesting Ella Fitzgerald Facts”). She was also famous for being a master of dance. Ella has been given these names and credits of fame do with her talent. No one could scat like her. In fact, she made a wide spread of Jazz and scat music (“Ella Fitzgerald was the master of scat singing”). After all, Scat singing was Ella’s trade mark.
Ella was discovered in 1934. It was a dare for her, from her friends, to go and perform in the Amateur Performance Night in the Harlem Apollo (“10 Interesting Ella Fitzgerald Facts”). That night, Ella was going to dance in the competition. Instead, she saw how the people who performed before her perfectly and decided to sing her favorite song called “The Object of My Affection”. That was the night that Ella won the $25 prize for winning first place. That was also the night that a star was born.
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