Ringwald discusses her career, her role on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and her new jazz CD, Except Sometimes, in this interview for PBS. On her love of jazz:
I think it really came from my love of vocalists. Once I moved on from Bessie Smith, I discovered Ella Fitzgerald, and she just had a huge impact on me. Ella recorded everything – every great song of the American songbook, I think Ella Fitzgerald probably recorded.