Lady Sings the Blues Movie Review 1972

Information and Film Reviews for Lady Sings the Blues the Movie

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Jazz artist Billie Holiday's life becomes a musical drama depicting her struggle against racism and drug addiction in her pursuit of fame and romance. What could be a typical price-of-fame story is saved by Ross' inspired performance as the tragic singer.


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Available on VHS
Running time 144 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Drama, Price of Fame, Jazz & Blues, Drug Use & Abuse, Biopics: Musicians, African America, Jazz & Blues
Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James Callahan, Paul Hampton, Sid Melton
John A. Alonzo
Sidney J. Furie
Paramount Pictures

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