Grammy Award, presented to Ella Fitzgerald


This award was presented to Ella Fitzgerald by The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), in 1958. It is a medium-brown stained wood base with a gold-tone gramophone on top and engraved metal plate. Jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald received this Grammy for either Best Vocal Performance, Female for the album, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book, or Best Jazz Performance, Individual for the album, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book. The metal plate is engraved:


Presentation Date: 1958

Recipient: Fitzgerald, EllaPresenter: National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: Awards and Prizes

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Credit Line: Fitzgerald 1989 Trust (through Richard D. Rosman)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1996.0342.041Accession Number: 1996.0342Catalog Number: 1996.0342.041

Object Name: award

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 5/16 in x 4 5/8 in x 5 in; 16.03375 cm x 11.7475 cm x 12.7 cm


Record Id: nmah_1027999

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