Born in Baltimore,
April 7, 1915
known as "Lady Day"
with Lester "Prez" Young
with Teddy Wilson from 1935 to 1939
1937, she worked with Count Basie
Artie Shaw in 1938
and 50's she sang in theaters and clubs from Cafe Society to the Apollo
First black woman to appear in Carnegie Hall
with narcotic addition led to her death at 44 in 1959
"Strange Fruit" and "God Blessed The Child"