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Lady Sings the Blues [DVD] [English] [1972]

  • SKU: 20866087
  • Release Date: 01/01/2013
  • Rating: R
  • 5.0 (1)
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Overall Customer Rating:
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

Special Features

  • Commentary by executive producer Berry Gordy, director Sidney Furie and artist manager Shelly Berger
  • Behind the blues: Lady Sings the Blues
  • Deleted scenes
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Lady Sings the Blues
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

Cast & Crew

  • Diana Ross
    Diana Ross - Billie Holiday
  • Billy Dee Williams
    Billy Dee Williams - Louis McKay
  • Richard Pryor
    Richard Pryor - Piano Man
  • James Callahan
    James Callahan - Reg
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    Paul Hampton - Harry

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