Lady Sings the Blues

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50 Years of “Lady Sings the Blues”: Celebrating Billie Holiday’s Music and Diana Ross’ Performance

In 1972, Diana Ross, then better known to the public as the topliner of the Supremes, burst on the movie scene with a stunning performance in Lady Sings the Blues, a biopic of the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. For that splashy feature debut, Ross earned two Golden Globe nominations, for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama and for Most Promising Newcomer-Female, winning the latter.