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Changed her name to " Billie Holiday " because of her admiration for film star " Billie Dove " .

100 facts about Billie Holiday's life and legacy - USA TODAY

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Billie Holiday with William Dufty, (1956) Lady Sings the Blues; Doubleday
After spending some time in a workhouse, her mother was released in July, followed by Holiday in October, at the age of 14 By the end of 1932 at the age of 17, Billie Holiday replaced the singer Monette Moore at a club called Covan's on West 132nd Street.

Billie Holiday was born 100 years ago, on April 7, 1915

In 1935, Billie Holiday had a small role as a woman being abused by her lover in Duke Ellington's short Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life.
She is one of the most influential jazz singers of all time, Billie Holiday had a thriving career for many years before her battles with substance abuse got the better of her.

 

This year we are celebrating the 100th birthday of Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915, in Baltimore, Maryland
He said of her, "Her singing almost changed my music tastes and my musical life, because she was the first girl singer I'd come across who actually sang like an improvising jazz genius." Hammond compared Holiday favorably to Armstrong and said she had a good sense of lyric content at her young age.

Billie Holiday (1915–1959) | Kids Music Corner
- Diana Ross stars as Holiday in the film "Lady Sings the Blues" - U2 releases the Billie Holiday tribute song "Angel of Harlem" - Billie Holiday is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner.


David McAlmont presents Billie Holiday at Carnegie …

Moore is in Sarasota, performing at Westcoast Black Theatre in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” Moore plays Billie Holiday, performing in a run-down Philadelphia bar in 1959, singing songs and telling stories about her life, which ended later that year.