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ANITA O'DAY ~ Born: Oct.18 1919, in Chicago. Died: Nov. 23 2006 (aged 87) from pneumonia. Anita made the jump from big band singer during the Swing era to mainstream jazz in the '50s/60s. Impoverished & abandoned in childhood, O'Day led one of the roughest lives in jazz, possibly surpassed only by her idol, Billie Holiday. In '56, she was signed by Verve records, and the nearly 20 albums she put out during the next decade were among her most tantalizing. She received her first Grammy nom in…

In the late after singing with the big bands of Gene Krupa and Stan Kenton, Anita struck out on her own. She was signed by Norman Granz to his new label Verve. In 1955 her debut, This is Anita, became the label's first LP.

Gli Usa anni '30 nelle foto di Harry Warnecke

Lucille Ball from “In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits From the Harry Warnecke Studio,” an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, consists of color photographic portraits of 24 noteworthy people from the last century.

Working in the coal mine

Working in the coal mine