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Lady Sings the Blues

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Original title
Lady Sings the Blues
Running time
144 min.
United States United States
Chris Clark, Suzanne De Passe, Terence McCloy (Biography: Billie Holiday. Book: William Dufty)
Michel Legrand
John A. Alonzo
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Paramount Pictures / Jobete Productions / Motown Productions
Musical. Drama | Biography. Jazz
Synopsis / Plot
Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Diana Ross made her film debut opposite Billy Dee Williams in this romantic biopic. LADY SINGS THE BLUES captures the essence of Billie Holliday in this semi-biographic sketch of the tragic life of the famous blues singer. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Actress (Diana Ross), Best Original Screenplay, Best Song Score.
1972: 5 Nominations for Oscar, including Actress (Diana Ross ), Art Direction, Costume Design
1972: Golden Globes: Most Promising Newcomer - Female (Diana Ross). 3 Nominations
1973: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Diana Ross)
1973: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection (Out Of Competition)
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