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Anita O'Day

Anita O'Day (born October 18, 1919), jazz singer.

Born Anita Belle Colton in Chicago, to James Colton and Gladys Gill, she adopted the stage name Anita O'Day about the time she started singing professionally in 1933. She was a contemporary of Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, George Shearing[?] and Thelonious Monk.

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