Anita O'Day The Life of A Jazz Singer| 1hr : 31mins
Director: R Cavolina, I Mccrudden | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: United States
Anita Oâ€™Day was one of the greatest of American jazz singers and this is her astonishing storyâ€”a journey of survival, and above all the endurance of her talent, told in a number of frank interviews with her and with those who knew her. Her career was long and eventful, spanning seven decades, her last album recorded when she was 84. This documentary of a legend was co-directed by Robbie Cavolina and Ian McCrudden who produced with Melissa Davis. Anita Oâ€™Day only ever wanted to be a singer and the film showcases performances that date back to the 50s, with such artists as Gene Krupa, Roy Eldridge, Stan Kenton, Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael.