Life of Ella Fitzgerald

  • Born

    Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia.
  • Mom Dies

    Ella's mom dies from a heart attack.
  • Big Debut

    Ella has a big debut at an amateur contest.
  • Jazz Singer

    Jazz Singer
    Ella becomes lead singer for Chick Web and his Orchestra.
  • Married

    Ella Fitzgerald marries Ben Kornegay.
  • Touring

    Ella toures Europe to perform and record live.