Title: Lady Sings The Blues
Year Of Release: 1972
Review Date: October 31, 2019
Running time: 144 minutes
Box Office Gross: $20,000,000
Site Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
Singer turned actress Diana Ross turned in an
impressive performance as the late jazz singer Billie Holiday in the
biopic "Lady Sings The Blues."
The film's title is taken from Holiday's hit song of
the same name. The movie covers the highs and lows of Holiday's
life, which includes massive drug addiction that damaged then
shortened her life.
"Lady Sings The Blues" has violent themes and
inappropriate language that limits its audience.
The film was well put together and has strong
production quality. Ross lost herself in the role. She truly
established herself as a singer who can actually act well.