Lady Sings the Blues
Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay – 50th Anniversary Showing!
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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.
USA, 1972, 144 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Sidney J. Furie