Lady Sings The Blues

  • 1972
  • 2 HR 24 MIN
  • R
  • Biography, Musical

View this film about Billie Holiday as a completely fictional story, and you'll enjoy it far more than you would otherwise. Ostensibly based on Holiday's autobiography, LADY SINGS THE BLUES begins in the early 1930s in Baltimore, where the teenaged Billie (Diana Ross) is raped and then sent to New York to stay with a friend of her mother's. In Harlem she...read more

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(Movie Clip) Eleanor
Billie Holliday (Diana Ross) remembers her traumatic younger days in Baltimore, working in a brothel and serving her aunt, in an early flashback scene (more…)
(Movie Clip) Opening Credits
Newsy opening credit sequence for Berry Gordy's production of the Billie Holliday biography Lady Sings The Blues, 1972, starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee (more…)
(Movie Clip) Places Like This
Taken to a plush New York club on their first night out, young Billie Holliday (Diana Ross) jousts with man-about-town Louis McKay (Billy Dee Williams (more…)

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