Carl Van Vechten / U.S. Library of Congress

Billie Holiday in 1949

A 1949 photo of Billie Holiday, from the collection of Carl Van Vechten (now in the U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division). Billie Holiday was born in 1915, so she turned 34 the year this photo was taken. 1949 was the year that Holiday recorded the song "Crazy He Calls Me," which became one of her best-known songs and was inducted (in 2010) into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

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