Ella Fitzgerald — American Musician born on April 25, 1918, died on June 15, 1996

Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing... (wikipedia)

The only thing better than singing is more singing.
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
I'm very shy, and I shy away from people. But the moment I hit the stage, it's a different feeling I get nerve from somewhere; maybe it's because it's something I love to do.
It isn't where you came from, its where you're going that counts.
I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns.