Ella Fitzgerald timeline

  • Ella Fitzgerald Is Born

    Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. She was one of the leading jazz singers of all time. In her lifetime,... Read more

  • Ella Fitzgerald Dies

    Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. In 1996 she died of the disease in Beverly Hills,... Read more