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LADY SINGS THE BLUES

(1972)

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

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