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Anita O'Day (Vocals)

Born: 18th October 1919, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.

Died: 23rd November 2006, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Nationality: American

Anita Belle Colton 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.

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