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5 videos celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s birthday

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Louis Armstrong, left, makes a guest appearance as Ella Fitzgerald opens at the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, March 30, 1971.

Known as the "First Lady of Jazz" singer Ella Fitzgerald was born April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia.

From rather humble beginnings Fitzgerald and her smooth, silky voice climbed to the top of the jazz world, reports Biography.com. During her long career she worked with greats from Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sinatra. In all Ella recorded over 200 albums and around 2,000 songs in her lifetime. She died on June 15, 1996.

Here’s five videos celebrating the great singers career:

http://youtu.be/XUYpUogn91U

http://youtu.be/w9VPUDr2hDU

http://youtu.be/MIDOEsQL7lA

http://youtu.be/YNZKOh3oXSU

http://youtu.be/hRyDB4RWJdw

It isn't where you came from, its where you're going that counts.

– Ella Fitzgerald