Fitzgerald, Ella

A twentieth-century African-American jazz and popular singer of the twentieth century, known for the clarity of her voice and her ability to interpret the works of a great variety of songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers.

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