Billie Holiday

Name: Billie Holiday

Made by and When: Madame Alexander, 1997

Material: Hard plastic

Marks: MME / ALEXANDER (on back)

Height:  9-1/2 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown wig in upswept style accented with Billie Holiday’s signature side flower/brown sleep eyes, painted lower eyelashes/closed mouth with dark lip color

Clothes: Shimmery silver sleeveless full-length gown with a train that has a white flower at the waist that matches the flower worn in the hair, white feather shawl with sheer white ribbon on the left side, shimmery white hose, white cloth high-heel shoes, and a rhinestone choker and bracelet

Other: The Billie Holiday doll is from the Madame Alexander Classics Music Collection; includes a microphone with stand and a hang tag. Madame Alexander used the Cissette doll to portray this 1930s jazz diva who was born Eleanora Fagan on April 17, 1915.

“I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old.” –Billie Holiday

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