Lady Sings The Blues [Billie Holiday Biopic] Starring Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams [1972] FULL MOVIE

Lady Sings The Blues [Billie Holiday Biopic) Starring Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams [1972] FULL MOVIE
This weekend, we are pleased to bring you two of the best films starring Motown legend, Diana Ross.   The first, Lady Sings The Blues, finds The Boss portraying the tragic blues/jazz singer Billie Holiday.  The movie takes us from her early days in Baltimore and through her emergence as a star in the deep south and to her ultimate demise in NYC.  This movie is a must see for anyone interested in the hard core realities of being a Black musician pre-civil rights era USA.  This is an amazing piece of work.

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Diana Ross plays the magnificent, tragic song stylist Billie Holiday, who while writhing in a strait jacket in a prison cell, awaiting sentencing on drug charges, reflects on her turbulent life. Raped in her youth by a drunk (Adolph Caesar), then compelled to work as a domestic in a Harlem whorehouse, Holliday is encouraged to try for a singing career by the bordello’s pianist (Richard Pryor). She rises as high as it is possible to go in the white-dominated show business world of the 1930s, but can’t handle the pressure and turns to narcotics. The film takes several liberties with the 44-year existence of “Lady Day.” Among the Billie Holiday standards performed by Ross are “My Man,” “I Cried for You,” “Lover Man,” “Them There Eyes,” and the title song. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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