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Billie Holiday. O quão grande pode ser a capacidade de uma artista tocar a nossa alma? Lady Day desconhecia este limite. (Tonton)

Strange Fruit”, the song about black lynching in the south made famous by blues singer Billie Holiday, was originally a poem written by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx.

Billie Holiday, early 1950s - Photo Phil Stern

Print pattern in dress is reflective of endogenous Africa. She was photographed with African motif earrings and head turbans.

Billie Holiday and her loyal companion

Billie Holiday with her dog “Mister,” 1946 Photo: William Gottlieb, via Library of Congress

Billie Holiday Discography at Discogs

Bessie Smith, the "Empress of the Blues", was born in She shares a birth date with: four-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Evelyn Ashford (b. and artist-inventor-visionary Leonardo da Vinci (b.

Jazz and Blues Singer Billie Holiday (1915-1959) in the 40's Photo

Jazz and Blues Singer Billie Holiday (1915-1959) in the 40's

Today in music history, Eleanora 'Billie Holiday' Fagan was born in She'd have turned 101

Billie Holiday- Gorgeous timeless woman. I want to celebrate the beauty of black women and women of color. Yes, there is Audrey and Princess Grace but there is also Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne and Lola Montes. Billie, you're my hair inspiration

Billie Holiday - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era.

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Pepi y Billie - One thing is clear - Billie Holiday loved dogs! Here she is with her chihuahua, Pepi, in Photo: Bob Willoughby/Redferns.

Ladies of Jazz:  Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Pearl Bailey

Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 1917 - June Billie Holiday (April 1915 - June Thelma Carpenter (January 1922 - May Lena Horne (June 1917 - May Sarah Vaughan (March 1924 - April Pearl Bailey (March 1918 - August