American musicianDied when: 80 years 74 days (962 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Adele Beatrice Girard Marsala (née Girard;June 25, 1913 – September 7, 1993) was a jazz harpist associated with dixieland and swing music.
She is the first woman to bring the concert harp to prominence in jazz, with only Casper Reardon preceding her.
As a musician she is known by her birth name Adele Girard, but she became Adele Girard Marsala after marrying clarinetist Joe Marsala.