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Ella Fitzgerald Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Born Ella Jane Fitzgerald on the 25th April 1917, in Newport News, Virginia USA, Ella was one of the most successful jazz singers, best known to the world for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation. Her career started in the mid- ‘30s, and ended in 1994. Ella passed away in 1996.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ella Fitzgerald was at the time of her death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Fitzgerald’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through her successful career, during which she won 13 Grammy Awards, among many others. Ella was also an actress, and starred in the film “Pete Kelly’s Blues” (1955), which also added to her wealth.

Ella Fitzgerald Net Worth $10 Million

Ella was the daughter of William and Temperance Fitzgerald. He parents never married each other, but were together two years after Ella’s birth, when they split and her mother found a new boyfriend, Joseph Da Silva, a Portuguese immigrant. The three moved to Yonkers, in Westchester County, New York State, where they were a part of the first Great Migration of African Americans. The family struggled financially, living in a single room, and despite both Temperance and Joseph having jobs, the situation did not change for better. Ella was now old enough for school, and quickly proved to be an outstanding student. She changed schools several times, before she enrolled at Benjamin Franklin Junior High School in 1929. From third grade she started dancing, while she also performed in Methodist church of which her family was part, an took piano lessons, which would later be rather beneficial to her.

As she grew, Ella took further interest in music and idolized one of the Boswell Sisters’, Connee, while also listening to Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and others.

Unfortunately, tragedy struck Ella when her mother died in 1932 after a car accident. This left young Ella in the hands of her stepfather, who according to some sources was ill-treating her.

This apparentl caused Ella to skip school which resulted in bad grades; she found a job as a lookout at a bordello, so was sought by police, and was put into the Colored Orphan Asylum, in The Bronx. However, Ella was soon transferred to the New York Training School for Girls in Hudson, from where she managed to escape, and for a time lived on the streets of Harlem.

She used her musical training and talents to make money singing on the streets and then in 1934 appeared in the Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater. She wanted to dance, but in fear of being overshadowed by a dancing duo that performed just before her, she chose to sing, performing “Judy”, and “The Object of My Affection”, which won her the first place and money prize of $25.

The following year, luck finally smiled upon her, when she performed with the Tiny Bradshaw band, meeting drummer and bandleader Chick Webb who invited her to join his band as the lead female singer. She was the singer on several successful recordings, including “Love and Kisses”, and “(If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)”, and she and the group rose to stardom in 1938 with the nursery rhyme “A-Tisket, A-Tasket”.

Unfortunately, Webb died in 1939, leaving Ella and the band to continue on their own, soon renamed Ella and her Famous Orchestra, and through 1942 she recorded as many as 150 songs, before she decided to start a career as a solo artist.

She initially continued with Decca Records, since the band was already signed with the label, but after releasing six albums, she switched to Verve Recordings, launched by her manager Norman Granz, staying with them until the late ‘60s, releasing numerous successful recordings, including “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook“ (1956), “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook“, “Ella Swings Lightly” (1958) – for which she received a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance – then “Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson” (1962) – for which she won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance – and “Whisper Not” (1966), all of which increased her wealth to a large degree.

In 1963 Verve was sold to MGM, but she didn’t continue with MGM after her contract expired in 1967, instead choosing Capitol Records, but until the end of her career in the late ‘80s, she changed record labels several times, including Reprise, MPS Records, Columbia, and Pablo Records, again launched by Norman Granz.

Apart from solo recordings, Ella is also known for her extensive collaboration with such artists as Bill Kenny, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Joe Pass, among others, which also added a significant amount to her net worth.

Ella received numerous prestigious awards and honors during her career – aside from 13 Grammy Awards, she received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, then Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Medal of Honor Award, tand the Award named Ella, which was the first Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award, plus an honorary doctorate of Music from Harvard University.

Ella left her mark on the whole music industry and in her honor there were many festivals created, including in her hometown. Also, her music material is stored in the Archives Center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and her personal music arrangements are in the Library of Congress.

Regarding her personal life, Ella was married twice. Her first husband was drug dealer and convicted felon Beny Kornegay, but the marriage was annulled just a year after their wedding. In 1947 she married bassist Ray Brown, and the two adopted a child, born to Ella’s sister. The two divorced in 1953. She was also in a relationship with Thor Einar Larsen, but that didn’t last long, however, as he became notable for his illegal activities, and a five months sentence.

During her life, Ella was a devoted philanthropist; she supported numerous non-profit organizations, including the City of Hope National Medical Center, and also started the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.

For the last several years of her life, Ella suffered from diabetes which gradually degraded her health. She lost both of her legs from knees down, due to complications caused by diabetes, and she spent her last days at her home in a wheelchair. Her last words were: “I’m ready to go now”. Her remains were buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, after she passed away on the 15th June 1996 in Beverly Hills, California USA.

Ella Jane Fitzgerald information

Ella Jane Fitzgerald information

Birth date: April 25, 1917
Birth place: Newport News, Virginia, United States
Death date: June 15, 1996, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Profession:Soundtrack, Actress, Composer, Singer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Ray Brown (m. 1947–1953), Benny Kornegay (m. 1941–1943)
Children:Ray Brown, Jr.
Parents:William Fitzgerald, Temperance Fitzgerald
Siblings:Frances Da Silva

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Containment2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Wayward Pines2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Manchester by the Sea2016performer: "I'm Beginning To See The Light"
Joy2015/Iperformer: "I Want To Be Happy"
Fallout 42015Video Game performer: "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", "Undecided"
The X Factor2015TV Series 1 episode
Black Mass2015performer: "Jingle Bells"
El Clan2015performer: "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
The Voice2015TV Series arranger - 1 episode
The Age of Adaline2015performer: "I'm Just a Jitterbug"
Waterloo Road2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tidsrejsen2014TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Forever2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2009-2014TV Series performer - 6 episodes
One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film2014Documentary performer: "They All Laughed' written by George Gershwin' & nm0314857
Masters of Sex2013-2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The 50 Year Argument2014Documentary performer: "Mood Indigo"
Dancing with the StarsTV Series 1 episode, 2014 arranger - 1 episode, 2008 performer - 1 episode, 2008
Salaud, on t'aime.2014performer: "They Can't Take That Away from Me", "Cheek to Cheek"
Call the Midwife2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice2009-2014TV Series performer - 5 episodes
American Hustle2013performer: "It's De-Lovely"
Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest)2013performer: "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
Bunheads2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Flores Raras2013performer: "Reaching for the Moon"
Parenthood2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Populaire2012performer: "I Love Paris"
American Horror Story2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
DCI Banks2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love, Marilyn2012Documentary performer: "All of Me"
The Master2012performer: "Get Thee Behind Me Satan" / writer: "A-Tisket A-Tasket"
Paraphilia2012Short performer: "Sugar Blues"
A Little Dream of Me2012Short performer: "Dream a Little Dream of Me"
On the Road2012performer: "I've Got The World On A String"
Grey's Anatomy2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Paris-Manhattan2012performer: "Bewitched"
The River2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Revenge2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pan Am2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friends with Kids2011performer: "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
L.A. Noire2011Video Game performer: "Stone Cold Dead Inthe Market"
20 to 12011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Friday Night Lights2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Real-Life Mallory2010Short "Why was I born?"
Nurse Jackie2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fringe2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Barney's Version2010performer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Private Practice2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Midnight Sun", "Satin Doll"
A Girls Night Out2009Short performer: "I Hear Music"
Mr. Nobody2009performer: "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
The Answer Man2009performer: "Isn't It Romantic"
The Starter Wife2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fallout 32008Video Game performer: "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
The Return of the War Room2008TV Movie documentary performer: "Vote For Mr. Rhythm"
Two Lovers2008performer: "Rockin' in Rhythm" 1931
Skins2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Katastrofin aineksia2008Documentary performer: "We Three Kings"
Taylor2008Short performer: "Smooth Sailing"
Eterna Magia2007TV Series performer: "Night And Day"
American Masters1999-2007TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
How About You...2007performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Mad Men2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Great Performances2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ella2007/IIDocumentary short performer: "IT DON'T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING"
Protagonistas del recuerdo2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Midnight Son2007Short performer: "Midnight Sun"
Teeth2007/Iperformer: "Throw Out the Lifeline"
Torchwood2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
House M.D.2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Holiday2006performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" 1944
The Break-Up2006performer: "It's Only a Paper Moon"
Ghost Whisperer2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bewitched2005performer: "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" 1939
Veronica Mars2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
7th Heaven2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days2005performer: "I'm Making Believe"
The Aviator2004performer: "Cow Cow Boogie" 1941
Snow2004TV Movie performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncredited
El habitante incierto2004performer: "It's All Right with Me"
Christmas with the Kranks2004performer: "The Christmas Song" 1946
Kinsey2004performer: "Too Darn Hot" 1948
Cold Case2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miss Match2003TV Series 1 episode
Elf2003performer: "Sleigh Ride" 1948
Frasier2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chocolate com Pimenta2003TV Series performer: "Night and Day"
The In-Laws2003/Iperformer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
It Runs in the Family2003performer: "Where or When"
Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show2003TV Movie documentary performer: "The Memphis Blues" originally "Mr. Crump", "St. Louis Blues"
Sinatra: The Classic Duets2002TV Movie documentary performer: "Can't We Be Friends?" - uncredited
The West Wing2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nackt2002performer: "If Anything Happened to You", "I Want to be Happy"
Gilmore Girls2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
C'est la vie2001performer: "With a song in my heart"
Don't Say a Word2001performer: "Dream a Little, Dream of Me"
Focus2001/Iperformer: "'Taint What You Do It's the Way That Cha DoIt" 1939
An American Rhapsody2001performer: "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" 1945
Kissing Jessica Stein2001performer: "Manhattan"
Amy's Orgasm2001performer: "I've Got You Under My Skin"
O Cravo e a Rosa2000TV Series performer: "Tea For Two"
Stardom2000performer: "My Happiness"
The Sopranos2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Any Given Sunday1999performer: "CHEEK TO CHEEK"
Zwei Männer am Herd1999TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm1999TV Movie performer: "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"
Zwei Männer am Herd1999TV Movie performer: "Night and Day" - uncredited
Election Night1999Short performer: "Don't Fence Me In"
At First Sight1999performer: "They Can't Take That Away from Me"
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg1998Documentary performer: "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You"
Sex and the City1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sphere1998performer: "I'M MAKING BELIEVE"
Lolita1997performer: "T'ain't What You Do It's The Way That Cha Do It"
The Last Time I Committed Suicide1997performer: "A Tisket, A Tasket" / writer: "A Tisket, A Tasket"
Love! Valour! Compassion!1997performer: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
My Fellow Americans1996performer: "Don't Be That Way"
One Fine Day1996performer: "Isn't It Romantic?"
The English Patient1996performer: "Cheek to Cheek" 1935
My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument1996performer: "I am glad there is you"
The Grass Harp1995performer: "I'M UP A TREE"
Forget Paris1995performer: "April In Paris"
French Kiss1995performer: "I Love Paris"
While You Were Sleeping1995performer: "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS"
Miami Rhapsody1995performer: "I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU"
Grumpy Old Men1993performer: "Heat Wave"
The War Room1993Documentary performer: "Vote For The Rythm"
Aqui na Terra1993performer: "BASIN STREET BLUES"
Malcolm X1992performer: "Stairway to the Stars", "Drop Me Off in Harlem", "Undecided", "Chew Chew Chew", "Azure" / writer: "Chew Chew Chew"
Damned in the U.S.A.1992Documentary performer: "Anything Goes"
Rakuyô1992performer: "The Setting Sun"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wild Blade1991performer: "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me"
Little Man Tate1991performer: "I Get A Kick Out Of You"
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come1990TV Special documentary performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp" - uncredited
Driving Miss Daisy1989performer: "I LOVE YOU FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS" 1945
When Harry Met Sally...1989performer: "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", "Where Or When"
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1989TV Series performer - 1 episode
Torch Song Trilogy1988performer: "This Time the Dream's on Me"
Distant Voices, Still Lives1988performer: "Taking a Chance on Love" - uncredited
Drei D1988"Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
The Singing Detective1986TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Desert Hearts1985performer: "I WISHED ON THE MOON"
Het bittere kruid1985performer: "A Tisket, A Tasket"
Melanie1982performer: "Shiny Silk Stockings"
Remember When...1981TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV Special performer: "Blues in the Night"
Raging Bull1980performer: "Cow Cow Boogie" 1941, "Stone Cold Dead in the Market" 1946
The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music1980TV Special performer: "Without A Song"
A Place for Lovers1968performer: "A Place For Lovers"
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim1967TV Special performer: "Body and Soul", "It's Alright with Me", "How High the Moon", "Up, Up and Away", "Jimmy Valentine", "Theme from 'Tony Rome'", "Goody Goody", "Don't Cry, Joe Let her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go", "Ode to Billy Joe", "Goin' Out of My Head", "The Song Is You", "They Can't Take That Away from Me", "Stompin' at the Savoy", "Don't Be That Way", "The Lady Is a Tramp" - uncredited
All My Life1966Short performer: "All My Life"
The Danny Kaye Show1966TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Andy Williams Show1966TV Series performer - 1 episode
Coloquio en Segovia1964Short "It's Allright with Me"
Let No Man Write My Epitaph1960performer: "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" uncredited, "Angel Eyes" uncredited, "Reach for Tomorrow"
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra1959TV Special performer: "There's a Lull in My Life", "Just You, Just Me", "Can't We Be Friends", "He Loves and She Loves", "Love Is Sweeping the Country" - uncredited
But Not for Me1959performer: "But Not for Me"
The Frank Sinatra Show1958TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tender Game1958Short performer: "Tenderly"
Pete Kelly's Blues1955performer: "Hard Hearted Hannah" uncredited, "Pete Kelly's Blues", "Ella Hums the Blues" uncredited / writer: "Ella Hums the Blues" - uncredited
Unusual Occupations1948/IDocumentary short writer: "A-Tisket A-Tasket"
Il bandito1946performer: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" / writer: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"
Two Girls and a Sailor1944writer: "A Tisket, a Tasket" 1938 - uncredited
Ride 'Em Cowboy1942"A-Tisket, A-Tasket" / performer: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket", "Rockin' and Reelin'" uncredited
Broadway Serenade1939writer: "A-Tisket A-Tasket" 1938 - uncredited
Honolulu1939writer: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" 1938 - uncredited
The Cowboy and the Lady1938lyrics: "A-Tisket A-Tasket" 1938 - uncredited / music: "A-Tisket A-Tasket" 1938 - uncredited

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The White Shadow1981TV SeriesMaxine Jefferies
All My Life1966ShortVocalist
Let No Man Write My Epitaph1960Flora
St. Louis Blues1958Singer
Pete Kelly's Blues1955Maggie Jackson
Ride 'Em Cowboy1942Ruby

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ARS medica1996Short
Un héroe se hace a patadas1995Documentary short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trilogie De Tragedie2016musician

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sunday Showcase1959TV SeriesHerself - Performer-Recipient
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom1959TV SeriesHerself
Playboy's Penthouse1959TV SeriesHerself
Swing Into Spring!1959TV MovieHerself
The Milton Berle Show1958TV SeriesHerself
The Frank Sinatra Show1958TV SeriesHerself
The Big Record1958TV SeriesHerself
The Nat King Cole Show1957TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Frankie Laine Time1956TV SeriesHerself
Stage Show1956TV SeriesHerself
Ford Star Jubilee1955TV SeriesHerself
Music 551955TV Series documentaryHerself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHerself
All Star Revue1952TV SeriesHerself
All Star Summer Revue1952TV SeriesHerself - Guest Vocalist
Saturday Night Dance Party1952TV SeriesHerself
Kreisler Bandstand1951TV SeriesHerself
Improvisation1950ShortHerself
Cavalcade of Stars1950TV SeriesHerself - Guest Vocalist
Floor Show1949TV SeriesHerself
Adventures in Jazz1949TV SeriesHerself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV SeriesHerself
Improvisation2004Herself
Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar1995VideoHerself
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame1993TV Special documentaryHerself
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration1992TV SpecialHerself
Fuzzy's værksted1992TV Series documentaryHerself
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come1990TV Special documentaryHerself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHerself
Aspel & Company1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration1990TV SpecialHerself
Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs1989DocumentaryHerself
The Unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
Omnibus1974-1989TV Series documentaryHerself
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Salute!1983TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1981TV Special documentaryHerself
American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special1981TV MovieHerself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
The Grammy Hall of Fame1981TV MovieHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1980TV SeriesHerself
The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music1980TV SpecialHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1979TV SpecialHerself - Honoree
The Captain & Tennille Songbook1979TV SpecialHerself
Arthur Fiedler: Just Call Me Maestro1979TV Movie documentaryHerself
All-Star Salute to Pearl Bailey1979TV MovieHerself
Down at the Dunbar1979Documentary shortHerself
Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend1978TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 5th Annual American Music Awards1978TV SpecialHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1977TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself - Jazz Vocalist
Dinah!1976-1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1976TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Iltatähti1974TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Evening at Pops1973TV Series documentaryHerself
Timex All-Star Swing Festival1972TV SpecialHerself
Super Bowl VI1972TV SpecialHerself - Halftime Perfomer
The Pearl Bailey Show1971TV SeriesHerself
This Is Tom Jones1970TV Series documentaryHerself
Flip1970TV SeriesHerself
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Ed Sullivan Show1957-1969TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself - Audience Bow
The Carol Burnett Show1967-1969TV SeriesHerself
Sandler and Young's Kraft Music Hall1969TV SeriesHerself
Die Drehscheibe1969TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Night-Club1969TV SeriesHerself - Musician
The Hollywood Palace1967-1969TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Jonathan Winters Show1968TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Pat Boone Show1968TV SeriesHerself
NET Festival1968TV Series documentaryHerself
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim1967TV SpecialHerself - Singer
The Dean Martin Show1965-1967TV SeriesHerself
The Andy Williams Show1965-1967TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Danny Kaye Show1966TV SeriesHerself
The Kraft Summer Music Hall1966TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Noche del sábado1966TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
BBC Show of the Week1965TV SeriesHerself
The Bell Telephone Hour1959-1965TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Ella1964TV MovieHerself
The Steve Allen Playhouse1963TV SeriesHerself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1958-1963TV SeriesHerself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1958-1963TV SeriesHerself
President Kennedy's Birthday Salute1962TV MovieHerself
The Lively Ones1962TV SeriesHerself
What's My Line?1962TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
The Jo Stafford Show1961TV SeriesHerself
Ella Fitzgerald in Australia1960TV MovieHerself - Vocalist
Person to Person1960TV Series documentaryHerself
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards1960TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Garry Moore Show1959-1960TV SeriesHerself
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra1959TV SpecialHerself - Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Songbook Standards - As Time Goes By2015TV Movie
My Music: Starlight Ballroom2015TV MovieHerself
American Masters1993-2014TV Series documentaryHerself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Award Presenter
Jazz Legends in Their Own Words2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark2014DocumentaryHerself
Soul Boys of the Western World2014DocumentaryHerself
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHerself
The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America2012DocumentaryHerself
A Música Segundo Tom Jobim2012DocumentaryHerself
How Playboy Changed the World2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
Gershwin's Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Chwilami zycie bywa znosne...2010DocumentaryHerself
Love Letters in the Sands of Time2010TV MovieHerself
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Legends2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Great Performances1994-2007TV SeriesHerself
Protagonistas del recuerdo2007TV SeriesHerself
Beyond Tomorrow2006TV Series documentaryHerself
MythBusters2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Strangers in the Night: The Bert Kaempfert Story2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
When I Fall in Love: The One & Only Nat King Cole2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sinatra: The Classic Duets2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rhapsody in Black2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
It's Black Entertainment2002TV Special documentaryHerself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years1998Video documentaryHerself
A Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan's 50th Anniversary1998TV SpecialHerself
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Celebration of America's Music1998TV SpecialHerself
Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sinatra Duets1994TV SpecialHerself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Victor Borges Tivoli 150 år1993TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHerself
Nat King Cole: The Incomparable Nat King Cole Volume 11991VideoHerself
The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Best of the Dean Martin Show1979TV MovieHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1978TV SeriesHerself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHerself
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982Woman of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn February 8, 1960. At 6738 Hollywood Blvd.
1959GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Jazz Performance, IndividualFor the album "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoElla Fitzgerald: Something to Live For (1999)· Charlotte Zwerin (video director)
· Karen Bernstein (video producer)
· Tamar Hacker (video producer)


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#Fact
1Was good friends with Louis Armstrong and Julie London.
2Her recordings of "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall" and "Stone Cold Dead in the Market" were featured in the video game L.A. Noire (2011).
3Was a close friend of Marilyn Monroe, who helped Fitzgerald in her musical career by arranging for her to sing in upscale nightclubs that were segregated at the time of their friendship.
4First artist to chart in the UK with a cover of the John Lennon / Paul McCartney song, "Can't Buy Me Love" (1964). George Martin, The Beatles' long-time producer, said that it was one of his favorites of all the songs he produced.
5She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6738 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
6Was an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
7Pictured on a 39¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Black Heritage series, issued 10 January 2007.
8She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1987 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
9Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 208-210. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
10Her adopted son, Ray Brown Jr., was in fact her nephew, the child of her younger half-sister Frances.
11Her first marriage on December 26, 1941 - to Harlem hustler Ben Kornegay - was quickly annulled at the advice of her agent and concerned friends. In later years she denied having been married to Kornegay.
12She had an adopted son, Raymond Matthews Brown, Jr. (b.October 13, 1949).
13Ranked #13 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
14Ella joined ASCAP in 1940, and her chief musical collaborators included Chick Webb, Lupin Fien and Josef Myrow. Her popular-song compositions include "A-Tisket, A-Tasket", "You Showed Me the Way", "Spinnin' the Web", "I Found My Yellow basket", "Chew, Chew, Chew", "Please Tell the Truth", "Oh! But I Do", and "Just One of Those Nights".
15Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1995.
16Charter inductee of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1978.
17Entombed at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California - Sunset Memorial Garden Mausoleum, Second Floor, Sanctuary of the Bells, Crypt 1063
18She was a victim in an early attempt to integrate the classical music audience in Houston, Texas. In 1955 she, Dizzy Gillespie, and Illinois Jacquet were arrested by the vice squad before a Jazz at the Philharmonic concert at Music Hall, charged with gambling backstage. They were released in time to perform, on payment of a $50 bail. Promoter Norman Granz, also arrested, indicated that the raid was a set-up in response to his insistence that the concert not be segregated.
19Had a heart attack in August 1986, followed by a 5 way bypass operation.

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1[To music conductor André Previn, who she had been encouraging to relax, when he mentioned that her cue was about to come up] Honey, get the hell back in that pit!
2I sing with my eyes closed, and my whole mind is concentrated on what I want to do. Any little noise can throw me.

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