Anita O'Day

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Birthday
18, 1919
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Nov 23, 2006 (87)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
18, 1919
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Nov 23, 2006 (87)

About

American jazz singer who worked with many big bands and who was in the film Jazz on a Summer's Day. She was the first artist to sign and release music with Verve Records.

Before Fame

She traveled the country as a marathon dance contestant.

Trivia

She did not want to play into a "female stereotype," so when she performed she never wore an evening gown.

Family Life

She married Don Carter in 1937 and, after their annulment in 1939, she married Carl Hoff on January 18, 1943.

Associated With

One of her great influences was Ella Fitzgerald.

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