- Anita O'Day was an American jazz singer widely admired for her sense of rhythm and dynamics, and her early big band appearances that shattered the traditional image of the "girl singer"
|Born:||18 October 1919 |
|When did Anita O'Day die? / Died||23 November 2006|
|How many years did Anita O'Day live? / Lived||87 years|
Anita O'Day facts
- 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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