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Anita O'Day

Anita O'DayAKA Anita Belle Colton

Born: 18-Oct-1919
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 23-Nov-2006
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Feminine master of scat

Father: James Colton
Mother: Gladys Gill
Husband: Don Carter (never consummated, div.)
Husband: Carl Hoff (pro golfer, m. 1943)

    High School: Nicholas Senn High School, Chicago, IL

    NEA Jazz Master 1997
    Abortion multiple
    Drug Overdose heroin, Los Angeles (1966)
    Risk Factors: Dyslexia, Alcoholism, Heroin, Smoking

    Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (30-Apr-2007) · Herself
    The Outfit (Oct-1973) · Herself
    Zigzag (1970) · Sheila Mangan
    Jazz on a Summer's Day (28-Mar-1960) · Herself
    The Gene Krupa Story (Dec-1959) · Herself

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Author of books:
High Times, Hard Times (1981, memoir)

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