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Encyclopedia > Clarence Holiday

Clarence Holiday (1900? - 1937) was a jazz guitarist who played with the band of Fletcher Henderson during the Swing Era. He was also the father of jazz singer Billie Holiday. 1900 (MCM) is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jazz master Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. ... Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. ... The Swing Era is generally accepted as being the era of big bands and hot jazz, 1930-1946. ... Billie Holiday For the Canadian broadcaster, see Billie Holiday (broadcaster). ...


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Billie Holiday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1585 words)
Holiday was a dabbler in recreational drug use for most of her life, smoking marijuana, by some accounts, as early as twelve or thirteen years of age.
Holiday was also rather openly bisexual and was rumored to have had an affair with notable stage and film actress Tallulah Bankhead.
Billie Holiday remained under police guard at the hospital until she died from cirrhosis of the liver on July 17, 1959 at the age of 44.
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