Thursday, August 23, 2012
Billie wanted to move to England, where narcotics addictions were considered an illness instead of a crime, and adopt "Brown Babies" racially mixed World War II orphans who had difficult times in Europe.
(Lester Young, saxophonist) Young is the one who gave Day her title 'Lady Day'
Jimmy Monroe (1st husband)
Billie's third husband, Louis McKay (looks like Billie Dee Williams)
Top, Left Dizzy Gillespie, Top Right Count Basie
Bottom Left, Billy Eckstein, Bottom Right Harlem Club Owner Dickie Welles and actress Tallulah Bankhead
Being arrested for heroin.
New York Carnegie Hall
w/ Dizzy Gillespie
w/ Ella Fitzgerald
Louis McKay viewing his wife for the last time.
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