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Lady Sings the Blues

Lady Sings the Blues

Diana Ross sings Billie Holiday and a superstar is bornOct. 12, 1972USA144 Min.R
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Synopsis of Lady Sings the Blues 123movies: Born Elinore Harris, Billie Holiday had a difficult teenager and young adulthood duration, which included working in brothels, each as a cleansing female and a prostitute, and being raped. Through this issue, she dreamed of turning into a jazz singer. She got her initial singing ruin when she applied at a Harlem membership that turned into seeking out a dancer, however wherein she got hired as a singer. There, she met and fell in love with the clever Louis McKay. After this initial spoil, Billie desired her making a song profession to transport to the mainstream golf equipment in downtown Manhattan. She took a threat while she agreed to be the lead singer for the Reg Hanley Band, a often white organization, who satisfied her that she might ought to make her mark in local tours before her Manhattan dream should happen. As Billie tried to increase her profession, pressures of life, together with being a black woman, caused her now not so secret substance abuse (particularly of heroin), no longer so mystery because of her more and more erratic behavior, each on degree and off. As those around her, consisting of Louis, worked to help Billie emotionally to get off drugs, Billie faced different problems, including open narcotic use being a criminal offense, which in mixture with the consequences of the heroin use itself may be Billie’s downfall regardless of her making a song expertise.
IMDB ID: tt0068828

Lady Sings the Blues
Original title Lady Sings the Blues
IMDb Rating 7.1 3,752 votes
TMDb Rating 7.1 31 votes

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Cast

Diana Ross isBillie Holiday
Billie Holiday
Richard Pryor isPiano Man
Piano Man
James T. Callahan isReg Hanley (as James Callahan)
Reg Hanley (as James Callahan)
Virginia Capers isMama Holiday
Mama Holiday
Isabel Sanford isThe Madame
The Madame
Ned Glass isThe Agent
The Agent

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