Billie Pierce

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Birthday
8, 1907
Birthplace
Marianna, FL
Death Date
Sep 29, 1974 (67)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
8, 1907
Birthplace
Marianna, FL
Death Date
Sep 29, 1974 (67)

About

Jazz artist and singer who became a well-known performer in the New Orleans jazz scene from the 1950s until the early 1970s.

Before Fame

She became a member of several bands in the late 1920s, including Alphonse Picou's band, Emile Barnes' band, and George Lewis' band.

Trivia

She met her husband, trumpeter De De Pierce, while she was performing at the Blue Jay Club in the 1930s.

Family Life

She was born into a family where her six sisters all played piano as did her mother and father.

Associated With

She accompanied singer Bessie Smith early on in her career when Smith was playing in a Pensacola, Florida, theater.