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Anita O’Day

Anita O’Day

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birthday
18th
October, 1919
Death
23rd
November, 2006
Birth Place
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

Anita Belle Colton (October 18, 1919 – November 23, 2006), known professionally as Anita O’Day, 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.

Also Known As

"The Jezebel of Jazz"

Birth Name

Anita Belle Colton

Genres

Vocal jazz bebop

Occupations

Singer

Years Active

1934 2006

Name

Anita O'Day

Nationality

United States of America

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