LADY SINGS THE BLUES
Run time: 2h 24min | Biography | Released: October 12, 1972 (USA)
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.
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Writer(s): Chris Clark, Suzanne De Passe
Starring: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams