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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

R
144 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.
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Writers
Chris Clark (screenplay) | Suzanne De Passe (screenplay) (as Suzanne de Passe) | William Dufty (book) | Billie Holiday (book) | Terence McCloy (screenplay)
Cinematographer
John A. Alonzo (as John Alonzo)
Editor
Argyle Nelson Jr. (as Argyle Nelson)
Casting Director
Production Designer
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$9,600,000
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Release date
Oct 12, 1972 (United States)

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41 cast members
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Diana Ross
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday   See fewer
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Billy Dee Williams
Louis McKay Louis McKay   See fewer
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Richard Pryor
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James T. Callahan
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Sid Melton
Jerry Jerry   See fewer
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Virginia Capers
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Yvonne Yvonne   See fewer
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Mavis
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Byron Kane
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Barbara Minkus
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Kay Lewis
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7.1 / 10 | 3,333 votes