Nina Bernstein and June Norton on Ella Fitzgerald
Clip: Special | 47s
Before Ella Fitzgerald became the First Lady of Song and earned 13 Grammy Awards, she spent much of her teenage years as an orphan, finding odd jobs and, at times, living on the street. Journalist Nina Bernstein and Fitzgerald’s longtime friend June Norton discuss one of the singer’s most difficult periods.
Aired: 09/15/16Video has closed captioning.