Lady Sings the Blues is a 1972 American biographical film 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 movie was adapted by Chris Clark, Suzanne de Passe, and Terence McCloy from the book by William Dufty and Billie Holiday. It was directed by Sidney J. Furie. It was nominated for five Academy...
|Release date:||October 12, 1972|
|Directed by:||Sidney J. Furie|
|Producer:||Brad Dexter, Jay Weston, James S. White|
|Music by:||Gil Askey, Michel Legrand|
|Cinematography:||John A. Alonzo|
|Screenplay by:||Suzanne de Passe, William Dufty, Billie Holiday, Terence McCloy, Chris Clark|