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Police Mugshot of singer Billie Holiday. she was arrested and convicted May 1947 on drug charges. She died in 1959 at age 44 from drugs

Carl Van Vechten ~ Billie Holiday , 1949 If I had to sing Doggie in the Window , that would actually be work. But singing songs like The.

) Billie Holiday cooks a steak for her dog Mister in her apartment in the Harlem neighborhood of New York Photo Herman Leonard 1949

A look at some of McGrath’s favorite makeup inspirations: club kids who left the rules to daylight.

Animals being rescued. Faith in humanity restored (27 Photos)

Vintage photo-soldier feeding tiny kitten Vintage Kitty - Korea, ca 1953 - Sergeant Frank Praytor adopts Miss Hap, an abandoned kitten. Sergeant Praytor named her Miss Hap "Because she was born in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Pepi y Billie - One thing is clear - Billie Holiday loved dogs! Here she is with her chihuahua, Pepi, in Photo: Bob Willoughby/Redferns.

Strange Fruit”, the song about black lynching in the south made famous by blues singer Billie Holiday, was originally a poem written by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx.

Billie Holiday playing records and hanging out with her dog Mister circa Photo by Metronome/Getty Images.omg she had a big dog too!

Billie Holiday ~Via Betty Smith

Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan Gough, April 1915 – July was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop.

Sampling New York’s Musical Buffet

Gjon Mili Billie Holiday, The Metropolitan Opera House, New York City 1944 "I’ve been told that nobody sings the word ‘hunger’ like I do.’" Billie Holiday, "Lady Sings the Blues" 1956

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Billie Holiday in concert.

hauntedbystorytelling: “ John Vachon :: Billie Holiday, with Teddy Wilson at the piano and Milt Hinton on bass, at the Newport Jazz Festival, July 1954 [for Look magazine] / src and hi-res: Shorpy ”

A great photo, often mis-labeled as "Young Billie Holiday." As several people have pointed out, the era is wrong. This lovely woman is Yourna Byrd, wife of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. She was photographed on Street in NYC in 1960 by William Claxton

Billie Holiday & her husband, Louis. As you can see, this is rare capture of Billie being genuinely happy.  Bless her soul!

If you were born in that year singing great Billie Holiday married Mafia enforcer Louis McKay - she passed away in 1959 - they had no children.

Billie Holiday and her beloved dog Mister at Club Downbeat in New York City, circa (Photo: William Gottlieb, Gottlieb Collection)