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Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Jazz Legend Billie Holiday

Today is a special day! It's the 100th birthday of jazz legend Billie Holiday. Despite passing away at only 44 years old in 1959, she remains one of the greatest voices in jazz history. Celebrate her legacy today!
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Today is a special day. It is the 100th birthday of jazz legend Billie Holiday. She died many years ago at the age of 44 in 1959, but she remains one of the greatest voices in the history of jazz.

Portrait of Billie Holiday, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948

Source: Library of Congress

Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Feb. 1947

Source: Library of Congress

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