Lady Sings the Blues (1972) (Movie)

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Lady Sings the Blues
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Release Date 12 October 1972
US Box Office $10,000,000
Tagline Diana Ross IS Billie Holiday
Genre Biography
Drama
Music
Romance
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Lady Sings the Blues is a 1972 American biographical drama film directed by Sidney J. Furie about jazz singer Billie Holiday loosely based on her 1956 autobiography which, in turn, took its title from one of Holiday's most popular songs. It was produced by Motown Productions for Paramount Pictures. Diana Ross portrayed Holiday, alongside a cast including Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan, and Scatman Crothers.

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Mrs. Edson: Ain't it a shame how some of God's children have it so easy, while others have it so hard?

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