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date: 07 August 2022

Holiday, Billie 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Author(s):
Farah Jasmine GriffinFarah Jasmine Griffin

(1915–1959),vocalist and songwriter. Born Eleanora Fagan on 7 April 1915 in Philadelphia, Billie Holiday was the most important jazz vocalist of the twentieth century as well as an international cultural icon. Artists as diverse as South African Sathima Bea Benjamin, Cape Verdean Cesaria Evora, and Cuban Omara Portuondo have claimed her as a major influence. As a young teen she took her father's name, Holiday, and the name of the popular film star ... ...

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