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Lady Sings the Blues

R| 2 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
Pop star Diana Ross portrays legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in this biographical drama. Beginning with Holiday's traumatic youth, the film depicts her early attempts at a singing career and her eventual rise to stardom, as well as her difficult relationship with Louis McKay (Billy Dee Williams), her boyfriend and manager. Casting a shadow over even Holiday's brightest moments is the vocalist's severe drug addiction, which threatens to end both her career and her life.

Cast: Diana Ross , Billy Dee Williams , Richard Pryor , James Callahan , Paul Hampton , Sid Melton , Virginia Capers , Yvonne Fair

Director: Sidney J. Furie

Genres: Biography, Music

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Release Date: October 12th, 1972|2 hr. 24 min.

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