1930 to 1950
July 10, 1905 in Gilroy
December 28, 1949
Gilroy, California, United States
Ivie Anderson (sometimes Ivy) (July 10, 1905 - December 28, 1949) was an American jazz singer born in Gilroy, California. Though her mother's name is unknown, her father was Jobe Smith. Anderson lived at 724 E. 42nd Place, Los Angeles, from 1930 to 1945, now part of the 52nd Place Historic District. Personal life: From age nine to thirteen, Anderson attended St. Mary's Convent and studied voice. At Gilroy grammar and high school, she joined glee club and choral society. She also studied voice under Sara Ritt while in Nunnie H. Burroughs Institution in Washington D.C.