Billie Holiday and her beloved Boxer dog "Mister" 1949
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Photo/Herman Leonard

1949: Billie Holiday cooks a steak for her dog Mister in her apartment in the Harlem neighborhood of New York.
Leonard says she came to the door wearing a simple house dress and an apron and "First I thought, this is the maid."
But it was Holiday, one of the greatest voices of modern time, whom Leonard would continue to photograph throughout her life.



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