Today’s Google Doodle: Happy Birthday, Ella Fitzgerald!

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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 96th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), one of the most popular jazz singers in America who was known as the “First Lady of Song” and the “Queen of Jazz.”

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American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, performing, circa 1975.

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Born in Newport News, Virginia, she was raised in Yonkers, New York, but ran away from home to escape her abusive stepfather after her mother died. To get by, she would sing and dance on the streets of Harlem and warn prostitutes when police were nearby. She got her big

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