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Billie Holiday with her accompanist (pianist) Mal Waldron photographed in London in February 1959, five months prior to her death.

Billie Holiday with her accompanist (pianist) Mal Waldron photographed in London in February five months prior to her death.

Lady Day.

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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Fanon's Dream: Billie Holiday at the Hall of Justice on a Narcotics Charge. Looking regal when going to see the pigs.

billie holiday rare | Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Marilyn in ...

The Making of "Music for Torching: Billie Holiday sings I Don't Want to Cry Anymore Takes)

Billie Holiday, Lester Young “Prez”, Coleman Hawkins and Gerry Mulligan  Uncredited Photograph     c.1957

Billie Holiday with Lester Young, Ben Webster, Gerry Mulligan, and Coleman Hawkins during the 1956 CBS broadcast of "Sound of Jazz".

Lorraine Glover, the wife of trumpeter Donald Byrd  (photographed by William Claxton in 1960 - mysleepykisser)

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

"She was an absolute.”   Billie.

Billie Holiday, like all great artists, is as distinctive, as idiosyncratic, as original off-stage and off-mike as on. Photograph by Charles Hewitt / LIFE / Getty

Billie Holiday at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, November 1958

vintagegal: “ Billie Holiday at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, November 1958 (via) ”

Herman LEONARD: Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949 / Silver Print / Printed 2004 / SIGNED

Herman LEONARD: Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949 / Silver Print / Printed 2004 / SIGNED

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