Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday
1915 - 1959

Billie Holiday  American Singer


Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Les...

Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship59 yrs, 5 mths
Average Relationship Length16 yrs, 4 mths
Rumored Relationships5
First Name Billie
Last Name Holiday
Maiden Name Harris
Full Name at Birth Elinore Harris
Alternative Name Eleanora, Lady Day, Eleanora Fagan
Age 44 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th April, 1915
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died 17th July, 1959
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Cirrhosis of the liver
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Weight 168lbs (76 kg)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Lady Sings the Blues
Music Genre (Text) Vocal jazz, Jazz Blues, Torch Songs, Swing, Blues, R&b, jazz blues, torch songs, swing, blues, R&B
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1933–59, 1933–1959
Music Style Blues, Classic Female Blues, Jazz, Torch Songs, Swing, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Standards
Music Mood Brooding, Cathartic, Elegant, Intimate, Poignant, Sad, Bittersweet, Plaintive, Yearning, Warm, Soothing, Stylish, Sentimental, Delicate, Searching, Weary, Dramatic, Dreamy, Melancholy, Nocturnal, Sophisticated
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Brunswick, Vocalion, Okeh, Bluebird, Commodore, Capitol, Decca, Aladdin, Verve, Columbia, Mgm, MGM
Associated Acts Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Carmen McRae, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Lester Young, Tony Scott
Bust (inches) 38
Cup Size D
Waist (inches) 30
Hips (inches) 40
Shoe Size 8.5
Official Websites,,
Father Clarence Holiday (musician)
Mother Sarah Julia "Sadie" Fagan
Friend Johnny Mercer, Lester Young, Rosemary Clooney
Favorite Foods Fried Chicken
Favorite Colors Black
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Movin' On1974 Aunt Bess TV Show
New Orleans1947 Endie Movie
The Emperor Jones1933 Extra in Nightclub Scene (uncredited) Movie

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Tracker748Nov 9, 2013

I have always enjoyed her singing very much but what a tragic and hard life she had, very sad to read.

misscowMay 17, 2010

Beautiful Lady she will allways be. That had her own way of singing the blues.

wheelerNov 19, 2008

love her music

ShawnyMar 20, 2008

you are beautiful stay alive and R.I.P

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