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Ella's recording of The Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" was one of George Martin's favorite recordings he produced.
Ella was a charter inductee of the "Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame" in 1978.
Ella made a cameo appearance in the 1980's television drama
The White Shadow
Ella starred in several television commercials for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Ella had both her legs amputated in 1993.
Jazz singers Dee Dee Bridgewater, Patti Austin and Ann Hampton Callaway have all made Ella Fitzgerald tribute albums.
There is a statue of Ella in the Amtrak/Metro-North Railroad station in Yonkers.
Ella was awarded the `Presidential Medal of Freedom` by President George H. W. Bush.
Ella is entombed at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California - Sunset Memorial Garden Mausoleum, Second Floor, Sanctuary of the Bells, Crypt 1063.
Ella had a heart attack in August 1986, followed by a 5 way bypass operation.
Ella was awarded the `National Medal of Art` by President Ronald Regan.
Ella made her singing debut at age 17 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.
Her adopted son, Ray Brown Jr., was in fact her nephew.
Ella was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1995.
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