Eleanora Fagan (April 7, – J), known professionally as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz and swing music singer. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by. The United States vs. Billie Holiday is a American biographical film about singer Billie Holiday, based on the book Chasing the Scream: The First and. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "The Billie Holiday Story" on Discogs. Billie Holiday is considered one of the best jazz vocalists of all time, Holiday had a thriving career as a jazz singer for many years before she lost her. Billie Holiday, which tells the story of the late, troubled jazz singer and how “Strange Fruit,” the anti-lynching protest song she. The Billie Holiday Story · Audio CD $ · 5 Used from $ 6 New from $ · Vinyl $ 1 Used from $ Legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday was a survivor—of racism, of misogyny, of sexual assault, of a government witch hunt—but in the end she. For the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, the story of Billie Holiday, the legendary jazz singer, came to her in dribs and. Billie traces writer Linda Lipnack Kuehl's search to complete the comprehensive biography of the jazz singer. Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan in , and grew up in Baltimore. When she was ten years old, she was raped by an adult neighbor. The man was.