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Billie Holiday Biography

Sochan Adhikari Sun Sep, 2015
Billie Holiday

Facts of Billie Holiday

Date of Birth: 1915 , April-7
Date of Death: 1959 , July-17
Birth Nation: United States
Name Billie Holiday
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Ethnicity American
Profession Acting, Modeling
Weight in KG 56 kg
Married Yes and Her marriage is Intresting
Married to Jimmy Monroe, whom she married in 1941 and divorced in 1947. Common law husbands of Billie Holiday is Joe Guy and Louis McKay, whom Billie eventually married in 1952.
Children Yes she have 2 Kids and father is unknown.
Education N\A
Online Presence Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler,
TV Show CNN Live Today, American Morning
Net Worth $8 Million USD
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 34-26-30 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Birth Name Eleanora Fagan Gough
Father Clarence Holiday
Mother Mandy Kane Kent
Working For TBS
Face Color White
Famous for Singer and Songwriter
Divorce Yes
Awards She was discovered by John Hammond
Breast Size 34
Waist size 26 in
Hip Size 30 in
Salary $ 750 hundred
Tattoo(s) Not Available
Religion Christianity
Neck Size 9.0
Shoe Size 10
Movies Glee:The 3D Concert Movie
Sisters Vickie Lynn Swayze
Siblings Jason
Girlfriend Amber Smith
Music Group 3LW
Nick Name Lady Day
Affair with Chris Masterson,Alex Turner, Mat Cutshall
Albums Never Lose Sight
Chest Size Unknown
Boyfriend Joe Guy (Common law Husband too)
Special Title Miss January 1999
Books Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities

Quick Timeline of Billie Holiday

1915 Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1925 Sent to House of Good Shepherd
1941 Married to Jimmy Monroe
1947 Divorced to Jimmy Monroe
1951 Married again to Joe Guy
1957 Divorced to Joe Guy
1957 Married again to Louis McKay
1959 Died in New York City, New York
1933 Debut recording with Benny Goodman
1935 record with jazz pianist Teddy Wilson

Detail Timeline of Billie Holiday

April 7 , 1915

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Holiday was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States to Sarah Julia "Sadie" Fagan and Clarence Holiday. Her father did not marry or even lived with her mother. She was often left to her mother's older married half-sister, Eva Miller.

1925

Sent to House of Good Shepherd

Billie Holiday was sent to House of Good Shepherd in January 1925 for not attending school and misbehaving. She was among the youngest while remaining there. She, along with her mother worked in a brothel as prostitutes in Harlem in New York when she was just fourteen.

1941

Married to Jimmy Monroe

Billie Holiday was married three times in her life but information about her children has not been revealed yet. She first married Jimmy Monroe in 1941 and stayed with him for seven years. They divorced in the year 1947.

1947

Divorced to Jimmy Monroe

Billie Holiday was married three times in her life but information about her children has not been revealed yet. She first married with Jimmy Monroe in 1941 and stayed with him for seven years. They got divorced in the year 1947.

1951

Married again to Joe Guy

Billie Holiday was married three times in her life but information about her children has not been revealed yet. She first married Jimmy Monroe in 1941 and divorced him in 1947. After that, she married to her boyfriend Joe Guy in the year 1951.

1957

Divorced to Joe Guy

Billie Holiday was married three times in her life but information about her children has not revealed yet. She married with Jimmy Monroe in 1941 and divorce in 1947. She married to her boyfriend Joe Guy in year 1951 and divorce with him too in 1957.

1957

Married again to Louis McKay

Billie Holiday was married three times in her life but information about her children has not revealed yet. She married with Jimmy Monroe in 1941 and divorce in 1947. She married to her boyfriend Joe Guy in year 1951 and divorce with him too in 1957. She married with Louis Mckey in 1957.

July 17 , 1959

Died in New York City, New York

After giving her voice to music industry and fighting with drugs, she left this world on July 17, 1959 in New York City, New York, United States. More than 3,000 people were present on her funeral to say Good bye to Lady Day.

1933

Debut recording with Benny Goodman

Holiday started singing in night clubs and was discovered by producer John Hammond. He is the one who made an arrangement for her debut recording when she was just eighteen in 1933 with Benny Goodman, singing two songs: "Your Mother's Son-In-Law" and "Riffin' the Scotch,".

1935

record with jazz pianist Teddy Wilson

Holiday was known for her distinctive phrasing and expressive, sometimes melancholic voice. Holiday went on to record with jazz pianist Teddy Wilson and others in 1935. She made several singles, including "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" and "Miss Brown to You." That same year, Holiday appeared with Duke Ellington in the film 'Symphony in Black'.

Content

Billie Holiday had affairs and was married three times. She married Jimmy Monroe in 1941 and after seven years they divorced in 1947. She later married her boyfriend Joe Guy in 1951 and divorced him too in 1957. Her third spouse was Louis McKay whom she married in 1957 and later left him alone as she died in 1959. There is no information about her children. She had a net worth of $1 million dollars and she used to earn $121,212 per year. 

After being released from jail for prostitution, she later started singing in night clubs and was discovered by producer John Hammond. He is the one who made an arrangement for her debut recording when she was eighteen in 1933 with Benny Goodman, singing two songs: "Your Mother's Son-In-Law" and "Riffin' the Scotch,".