Lady Sings the Blues [DVD] [1972]

  • SKU: 32741987
  • Release Date: 04/25/2017
  • Rating: R
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)


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

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DVD was a great price....

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    The DVD we ordered came sooner than was expected, came well packaged, and was not a knockoff from an original......

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great story and cast


    This is a classic movie about a famous singer Billie Holiday. Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams light up the screen. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great one


    it was a great story and if you like dream girls you will also like this

    I would recommend this to a friend

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