Ella Fitzgerald, photo by Carl Van Vechten
by Carl Van Vechten
Photography and Film
1940 photograph from the Library of Congress Collection of Carl Van Vechten's photpgraphs, held in Washington, DC
America's favorite jazz songstress was also dedicated to helping others in need, regardless of race, culture or beliefs.
With a three-octave singing range, the "First Lady of Song" was known for seemingly limitless singing gifts and her ability to improvise with the greatest instrumentalists of her time.
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