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Diana and Billie Dee ad-libbed a lot of the dialogue. Diana Ross designed the astonishingly stylish clothes. The soundtrack was fantastic. I loved Michel Le Grand's music, too.

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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

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Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams in the movie “Lady Sings the Blues”

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Composer/pianist -- Herbie Nichols. Photo by F. Wolff.

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Billy Holiday, Lady Sings the Blues Billie Holiday used drugs all her life. I do not believe she would be the same musician without it, just the same as if she were born a rich white kid! Her music comes from her experiences and her state of mind, which in most cases (as she seems to show in "Lady Sings the Blues") to be filled with pain and ...

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LADY SINGS THE BLUES // Biopic about Billie Holiday by Sidney J. Furie, 1972.

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Diana Ross, "Lady Sings The Blues" (1972), Costume designers: Ray Aghayan and Bob Mackie.

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