BILLIE HOLIDAY - Her mother opened a boarding house when Holiday was ten. When a boarder raped Holiday, she was accused of causing the attack and was sent to a Catholic home for children. A few years later, Holiday’s mother reclaimed her daughter and moved with her to New York City. They struggled to survive; when she was fifteen, Holiday was arrested for prostitution and sent to jail. After her release, she chanced into a singing job at a club.