Birthdate"Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia, on April 7, 1915, to unmarried teenage parents. Her father, Clarence Holiday, left the family early andin the 1930s, played banjo and guitar with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in New York" ("Billie Holiday"). http://www.dance.net/images/i523/289172.656billieholiday2.jpg
her mother"She and her mother used her maternal grandfather's surname, Fagan, for a time; then in 1920 her mother married a man surnamed Gough, and both she and Eleanora adopted his name" ("Holiday, Billie").
job"In 1928 she moved with her mother from Baltimore, Md. (where she had spent her childhood), she found a job singing in a Harlem nightclub" ("Holiday, BIllie").
career"In 1933 Holiday made her first recordings, with Benny Goodman and others. Two years later a series of recordings with Teddy wilson and members of Count Basie's band brought her wider recognition and launched her career as the leading jazz singer of her time" ("Holiday, Billie").
accomplishmentsIn 1937, she joined the Count Basie Orchestra, left after a few months with some ill-feeling, and in 1938, movedon to Artie Shaw's band and became one of the first black singers to be featured by a white orchestra" ("Billie Holiday").
accomplishments"BY 1939, Holiday was headliner at Cafe Society, a racially intergrated Greenwich Village club that was fast becoming fashionable. That year, she recorded what waas to be a great artistic and commerial success, 'strange fruit'"
career"..., New Orleans, in 1946 with Armstrong and Kid Ory, but her performing career was being sabotaged by destructive personal habits" ("Biliie Holiday").
scandals"In 1947 Holiday was arrested for a narcotics violation and spent a year in a rehabilitation centre. No longer able to obtain a cararet license to work in new york city, Holiday nonetheless packed New York's Carnegie Hall 10 days after her release" ("Holiday, Billie").
publication"In 1956 she wrote an autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues (with William Dufty), that was made into a motion picture in 1972" (Holiday, Billie").
Death"From 1944 to 1950, Holiday recorded for Decca, but alcohol and narcotis were destroying her voice and her body. Soon after her last performance in May 1959, she was hospitalized with a kidney alment. She died on July 17, 1959 not long after being arrested in her hospital bed, perhaps unjustly, on a narcotics change. She was 44" ("Billie Holiday").
Harmonica SymbolYou need to let more joy and pleasure come into your life. It is also symbolic a harmonious situation ( "Harmonica").
She has been throught so many struggles, dealing with drugs, rape, and trying to handle her career all at the same time. Therefore singing the blue gives her the joy she needs. She was happy when she got her career to sing, also having album releases and she got a theater named after her.
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- http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/files/2008/08/610_holiday_intro.jpg 6.http://ll-media.essence.com/archive/billieh_article.jpg
Animal SymbolConfidence, Grace ("Sea Horse").
Billie Holiday put all her past behind her for her career and had enought confidence to perfrom in front of audience, Grace for her is independent. Hermusic makes everyone see her struggle although is a kind woman, therefore people see her confidence, confidence is beauty.
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