B.B. White
Date of birth: 07-01-1955
Date of death: 11-01-2003
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The Fabulous Miss B.B. White: She was beautiful, kind, warm and wonderfully talented. She reached her dream & I think we all wish it could ...

The Fabulous Miss B.B. White: She was beautiful, kind, warm and wonderfully talented. She reached her dream & I think we all wish it could have lasted a little while longer. I hope anyone who has pictures of B.B. will feel free to post here.

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  • Joe
    4 years, 10 months
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    She liked "sharp! sharp! sharp!" cheddar cheese. She laughed often and much. And she had legs a mile long. "Legs and braids" she would say.
    It's been said that everyone has a public life, a private life, and a secret life. B.B.'s public life was very public; a jazz-singer, with a wonderful, vibrant range of emotion and expression. One of the very best, ever. Her private life was that of a scholar. She would read -- devour, really -- books on mathematics, science and psychology, like most people would read a novel. Except she would do all the problems in the math books and write copious notes in the margins of the science and psychology books. Quiet reading; no TV. Quite different than the mainstream. And all with Billy Holiday, or Bessie Smith or Cleo Layne or any of a dozen other jazz-singers providing a constant sound-track to every waking and even sleeping moment. The music stayed on all night too. Vinyl LP's on constant repeat. It was her way of studying the greats 24 hours a day. Practice, preparing a meal together, quiet conversation about life and goals and what is truly worthwhile. All to the backdrop of jazz. Like being in a Woody Allen movie. She burned for that one achievement. Nothing else mattered: To be a Jazz-Singer. She lived it. She was a jazz singer from the day we met -- well really way before the day we met -- until the day she died. I just wish she had been more appreciated. By me, and by the rest of the world. She deserved it.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years, 10 months
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    created memory in B.B. White

    She liked "sharp! sharp! sharp!" cheddar cheese. She laughed often and much. And loudly. And she had legs a mile long. "Legs and braids" she would say.
    It's been said that everyone has a public life, a private life, and a secret life. B.B.'s public life was very public; a jazz-singer, with a wonderful, vibrant range of emotion and expression. One of the very best, ever. Her private life was that of a scholar. She would read -- devour, really -- books on mathematics, science and psychology, like most people would read a novel. Except she would do all the problems in the math books and write copious notes in the margins of the science and psychology books. Quiet reading; no TV. Quite different than the mainstream. And all with Billy Holiday, or Bessie Smith or Cleo Layne or any of a dozen other jazz-singers providing a constant sound-track to every waking and even sleeping moment.
    Her secret life? Well, that's a secret, isn't it? I couldn't reveal that even if I wanted to.
    Living with BB WAS music. The music stayed on all night too. Vinyl LP's on constant repeat. It was her way of studying the greats 24 hours a day. Practice, preparing a meal together, quiet conversation about life and goals and what is truly worthwhile. All to the backdrop of jazz. Like being in a Woody Allen movie. She burned for that one achievement. Nothing else mattered: To be a Jazz-Singer. She lived it. She was a jazz singer from the day we met -- well really way before the day we met -- until the day she died. I just wish she had been more appreciated. By me, and by the rest of the world. She deserved it.

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  • Joe
    5 years, 11 months
    created memory in B.B. White

    "And then Gilgamesh wept bitter tears, saying 'My friend who was my companion through adventure and hardship is gone forever!'"

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