Society of Singers Award, presented to Ella Fitzgerald

Society of Singers Award, presented to Ella Fitzgerald

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The Society of Singers presented this award to Ella Fitzgerald in 1989. It is an etched glass pyramid on a black wooden base. Engraved on metal plate:

Society of Singers
Lifetime Achievement Award
The First Lady of Song
April 28, 1989

and etched on glass pyramid:

Val Lambert Jr. L.

The Society of Singers was co-founded by Ginny Mancini and Donna (Fowler) Manners in 1984. It was a nonprofit charitable organization that was dedicated to helping professional singers. The main fundraising event was a ceremony presenting the Ella Award, named after its first recipient, Ella Fitzgerald, in 1989. Mike Love was the last recipient of the award in 2014. The organization ceased in 2017.

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Object Name
presentation date
Society of Singers
Fitzgerald, Ella
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
pyramid: 5 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in x 6 5/16 in; 13.0175 cm x 16.03375 cm x 16.03375 cm
base: 2 3/8 in x 7 9/16 in x 7 3/4 in; 6.0325 cm x 19.20875 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Fitzgerald 1989 Trust (through Richard D. Rosman)
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