Marilyn Munroe Helped Ella Fitzgerald Break Into Stardom

Ella Fitzgerald said in MS Magazine in 1972, “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt. Its because of her that, I played Mocambo. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. And Marilyn was there, front table, every night.”