Anita O'Day

Anita O'Day
1919 - 2006
Anita O'Day  American Singer

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Anita O'Day had an encounter with Gene Krupa (1942).


American Singer Anita O'Day was born Anita Belle Colton on 18th October, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and passed away on 23rd Nov 2006 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 87. She is most remembered for The Jezebel of Jazz. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Anita O'Day is a member of the following lists: American female singers, People from Chicago, Illinois and Singers from California.


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First Name Anita
Last Name O'Day
Maiden Name Colton
Full Name at Birth Anita Belle Colton
Alternative Name The Jezebel of Jazz, "The Jezebel of Jazz"
Age 87 (age at death) years
Birthday 18th October, 1919
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 23rd November, 2006
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Buried Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Jazz Singer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame The Jezebel of Jazz
Music Genre (Text) Band Singer, Vocal Jazz, Improv Jazz, Bebop
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1934 – 2006, 1934–2006
Music Style Jazz, Bop, Swing, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz
Music Mood Exuberant, Cheerful, Springlike, Lively, Confident, Witty, Joyous, Rousing, Playful, Boisterous, Street-Smart, Carefree, Stylish, Amiable/Good-Natured, Refined/Mannered, Passionate, Romantic, Sentimental, Soothing, Intimate, Laid-Back/Mellow
Instrument Vocals
Record Label Verve, Emily Productions, Kayo Stereophonic
Friend Mel Torme, John Poole, Roy Eldridge, Woody Herman

Anita O'Day (born Anita Belle Colton; October 18, 1919 – November 23, 2006) was an American jazz singer and self proclaimed “song stylist” widely admired for her sense of rhythm and dynamics, and her early big band appearances that shattered the traditional image of the "girl singer". Refusing to pander to any female stereotype, O'Day presented herself as a "hip" jazz musician, wearing a band jacket and skirt as opposed to an evening gown. She changed her surname from Colton to O'Day, pig Latin for "dough", slang for money.

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Anita O'Day87 LibraSinger
Gene Krupa64 CapricornDrummer


Zigzag1970Sheila ManganMovie
Thanks for the Boogie Ride1942Self, Singer (uncredited)Short Film


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Debra VaughnSep 3, 2010

What a FABULOUS,TRUTHFUL LADY!Where are the People now days?It seems everyone LIES to THE U.S.A. and about The U.S.A.True Character!Thank you!I enjoyed she was a SURVIVOR! LOVE!

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