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My favorite singer and a vintage idol, intertwined

I love Ella Fitzgerald. Listen to her daily. So when I came across this tidbit on a Pinterest post about how Marilyn Monroe helped boost Ella’s career, I decided to look into it. Could this be true? Marilyn is so often just an icon, we forget that she was also a gal who liked music, a fan, and apparently a nice person! She used her celebrity to help break a racial barrier for Ella, and the world is richer for it.

Ella Fitzgerald said ” I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt. Its because of her that i played Mocambo. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately,and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. And Marilyn was there,front table,every night”.

I never thought I would have much in common with Marilyn, but I guess we have similar taste in music. Cool.