Lady Sings the Blues
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In a career best performance, legendary pop star Diana Ross portrays jazz singer Billie Holiday with stunning emotional power. Beginning with Holiday’s traumatic youth, LADY SINGS THE BLUES depicts her early attempts at a singing career and her eventual rise to stardom, as well as her difficult relationship with Louis McKay (Billy Dee Williams), her boyfriend and manager. Casting a shadow over even Holiday’s brightest moments is the vocalist’s severe drug addiction, which threatens to end both her career and her life.
Special performance by Jazz House Kids at 5:00 PM, Film at 5:30 PM
African-American Interest, Biography, Drama, Music, Women's Interest, Feature Film
Portraits of Jazz
Sidney J. Furie
Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan