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Billie Holiday : a biography

Author: Meg Greene
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Series: Greenwood biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a biography of Billie Holiday, tracing the life of the famous jazz singer, from her youth in Philadelphia and Harlem to her death at the age of forty-four from complications that were the result of her heavy use of drugs and alcohol.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Billie Holiday; Billie Holiday; Billie Holiday
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meg Greene
ISBN: 0313336296 9780313336294
OCLC Number: 70839776
Description: xiv, 122 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Eleanora --
Billie --
Ladies and gentlemen--
Billie Holiday --
A rising star --
On the road --
"Strange fruit" --
Life as Billie Holiday --
A slow descent into hell --
Jazz's falling star --
The spotlight dims.
Series Title: Greenwood biographies.
Responsibility: by Meg Greene.
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Billie Holiday (1915-1959) was a legendary jazz singer. At age 14, despite growing up with an absentee musician father, a rape at 10, and jail time for prostitution, this extraordinary girl moved to  Read more...

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