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Lady Sings the Blues

Lady Sings the Blues(1972)

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Brief Synopsis

Billie Holliday fights drug addiction to make a name for herself as a jazz singer.

Cast & Crew

Diana Ross Billie Holiday
Billy Dee Williams Louis McKay
Richard Pryor Piano man
Virginia Capers Mama Holiday
Yvonne Fair Yvonne
Isabel Sanford The madame
Tracee Lyles The whore
Ned Glass The agent
Milton Selzer The doctor
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info:  New York opening: 18 Oct 1972; Los Angeles opening: 25 Oct 1972
Release Date:  1972 Production Date:  [Panavision]
A Motown-Weston-Furie Production
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Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Motown Productions, Weston Associates, Inc., Furie Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  144, 147 or 150 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Not Like This New Hollywood Trash....

    Another Steve 2010-02-05

    Sorry to begin with a line from Norma Desmond, but it's true that they don't make stars like Diana Ross anymore. Think of all the... MORE>

  • Oscar Nominated Movie Rating

    Carla Turner 2007-03-01

    Great music, Richard Pryor and Diana Ross were superb. The music was outstanding...one of the best movie soundtracks ever! MORE>

  • Ross is the Boss

    Steve 2006-05-04

    Although the accuracy of the film is certainly questionable, Diana Ross' performance is nothing short of mesmerizing. It's too bad Berry Gordy... MORE>