CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2006
A memorial service for jazz singer Anita O'Day, who died Nov. 23, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.
November 25, 2006 |
Anita O'Day, who died Thursday at 87, was never just another big-band canary. That's not to say that she lacked the physical attributes to compete with the other Swing era vocalists -- frilly eye candy occasionally taking the microphone to offer jaunty riffs on the latest pop tunes -- who sat on stage with the Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Harry James ensembles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2006 |
Anita O'Day, who shot to fame as a singer with drummer Gene Krupa's swing band in the early 1940s and became one of the most distinctive voices in the history of jazz, died Thursday. She was 87. O'Day died of cardiac arrest in a convalescent hospital in West Los Angeles, according to her manager, Robbie Cavalina. She was recovering from pneumonia and had been in declining health with Alzheimer's disease.
April 1, 2000
Anita O'Day--the legendary jazz singer who, after a long illness, resumed her career a year ago with a series of Monday night appearances at the Atlas Supper Club--will shift to Tuesdays, performing three sets at the club between 8 and 11 p.m., accompanied by Marty Harris on piano, Jim DiJulio on bass and Jack LeCompte on drums. In addition to her standards, O'Day will perform new songs that she plans to record and prepare for her concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival in July.
February 4, 2000
Anita O'Day returns to the Atlas Supper Club, Wiltern Building, 3769 Wilshire Blvd., for a Feb. 14 Valentine's Day performance and will continue Mondays indefinitely as she prepares a new album of songs she has not previously recorded. She will perform three sets from 8 to 11 p.m., accompanied by Marty Harris on piano, Jim DiJulie on bass and Jack LeCompte on drums. Information: (213) 380-8400.
July 18, 1999 |
It took considerable persuasive power for Alan Eichler to raise Anita O'Day from the dead. On Christmas Eve, 1996, he got a call from a hospital. They'd found his name and number on a piece of paper in her wallet. "She was tied down by her hands and feet like an animal," says Eichler, the Hollywood manager/publicist for O'Day, Patti Page, Ruth Brown, Nellie Lutcher and other chanteuses in twilight. "She was medicated and drugged. They had taken her teeth out. They said she had blood poisoning.