Lady Sings the Blues
Lady Sings the Blues is a 1972 American biographical drama film directed by Sidney J. Furie about jazz singer Billie Holiday, loosely based on her 1956 autobiography which, in turn, took its title from one of Holiday's most popular songs. It was produced by Motown Productions for Paramount Pictures. Diana Ross portrayed Holiday, alongside a cast including Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan, and Scatman Crothers. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards in 1973, including Diana Ross for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
In 1936 New York City, Billie Holiday is arrested on a drugs charge.
|author||Chris Clark Suzanne de Passe|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|director||Sidney J. Furie|
|keywords||all of me arrest billie holiday carnegie hall clean club owner dressing room drug use even follow home alone kill land lynch newspaper clipping one night prison sentence radio network radio show sing strange fruit them there eyes traumatize|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Costume Design Academy Award for Best Original Song Score Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay|
|producer||Berry Gordy Brad Dexter James S. White Jay Weston|
|productionCompany||De Passe Entertainment|
|theme||biographical biographical drama race and ethnicity|