Key Fact#1 She was first lady of song of the jazz vocalist of vocal range spanning three octaves.
Key Fact#2 Some people called her the Jazz Queen. She was the named the 13th Grammy Awards National Art by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush.
Key Fact#3 She married 2 men. First was Benny Kornegay and second was Ray Brown. Her children, one was adopted, Fitzgerald's half sister, Frances whom they christened Ray Brown Jr. In 1957, it was reported that Fitzgerald had secretly married Thor Larsen, a young Norwegian.