Did Billie Holiday have any children?

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According to her 1959 obituary written by The New York Times, Billie Holiday was childless and was survived by her husband, Louis McKay. Billie Holiday's birth name was Eleanora Fagan. She took her professional name from her father, Clarence Holiday.

Billie Holiday was discovered by Jazz enthusiast John Hammond. John introduced her to Benny Goodman, a well-known clarinet player with whom she formed a band. Her first recording, "Your Mother's Son-in Law," was released in 1933.

One of Billie Holiday's best known songs, "Strange Fruit," was written by Lewis Allen. Billie Holiday died in 1959 at the age of 44 from congestion of the lungs and congestive heart failure.

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