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Billie Holiday

Singer (7-Apr-1915 — 17-Jul-1959)


Farah Jasmine Griffin. If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday. New York, New York: Free Press. 2001.

David Margolick. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Cafe Society, and an Early Cry for Civil Rights. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press. 2000. 160pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.303)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.318)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.724)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.497)

  9. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (p.360)

  10. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (p.122)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.341)

  12. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.432)

  13. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.226)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.241)

  15. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.427)

  16. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.263)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.324)

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