Release Date: August 15th, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 21st, 2009
Not Yet Rated |1 hr 33 minPlot Summary
This documentary explores the life of jazz singer Anita O'Day. As a child, Anita had a tonsillectomy, during which her uvula was accidentally removed. The surgery prevents her from singing vibrato and holding long notes, but lends to her much-revered percussive style. Anita overcomes her vocal hurdle, as well as many others -- including poverty, heroin addiction and jail time for a drug arrest -- to become one of the most prolific and respected jazz vocalists of the 20th century.
Director: Robbie Cavolina , Ian McCrudden
Keywords: Underdog , 2000s , Engaging , Rise , 1990s , 1970s , 1980s , Friend , 1960s , Inspiring