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Ivy Anderson

  • Birth 10 Jul 1904 Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California, USA
  • Death 28 Dec 1949 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Section 7 Lot 5A Grave Z NE
  • Memorial ID 7082686

Singer, Actress. Born in Gilroy, California, she was jazz singer best-known for her performances with the Duke Ellington's orchestra, 1931 to 1942. With Duke Ellington, she recorded numerous hits to include "Delta Bound", "Ebony Rhapsody", "My Honey's Lovin' Arms", "Watermelon Man", "Stormy Weather", "Five O'Clock Whistle" and "Hayfoot, Strawfoot". For feature films, she made her debut singing in "A Bundle Of Blues" (1933). She also appeared in "A Day At The Races" (1937), "Hit Parade of 1937" (1937), "Jump For Joy" (1941) and "Stormy Weather" (1943). Due to chronic asthma, she forced to retire but continued to sing in nightclubs until her death at age 45.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 13 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7082686
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ivy Anderson (10 Jul 1904–28 Dec 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7082686, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .