Ella Fitzgerald's Personality

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In 1932, her mother died and she ended up moving in with her aunt but her grades dropped and she skipped school very often. Because of this bad behavior, she was sent to a special reform school (a penal institution for juveniles) but didn’t stay for long. By 1934, she was trying to make a living while living on the streets. Ella Fitzgerald still had dreams of becoming a singer/dancer in the back of her mind. One day, she worked up the courage to audition for an amateur contest at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. She won of course and thanks to this, she won a $25 dollar prize which was a lot during those times.
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