• Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Lady Sings the Blues Poster

Release Date: 1972

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 Furie

Genres: Music, Biography

Production Co: Weston Productions, Paramount Pictures, Motown Productions, Jobete Productions, Sidney J. Furie Productions

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