Lady Sings the Blues 49 years old

Diana Ross sings Billie Holiday and a superstar is born

Lady Sings the Blues

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.

Credits

Lady Sings the Blues Cast

Name Character
Billy Dee Williams He was 35, now 84 years old as Louis McKay
Sid Melton He was 55, 94 years old when he died as Jerry
Richard Pryor He was 31, 65 years old when he died as Piano Man
Ned Glass He was 66, 78 years old when he died as The Agent
Diana Ross She was 28, now 77 years old as Billie Holiday
Virginia Capers She was 47, 78 years old when she died as Mama Holiday
Paul Hampton He was 35, now 84 years old as Harry
James T. Callahan He was 42, 76 years old when he died as Reg Hanley (as James Callahan)
Yvonne Fair She was 29, 51 years old when she died as Yvonne
Isabel Sanford She was 55, 86 years old when she died as The Madame

Lady Sings the Blues Crew

Name Department
Joe Scully as Casting. He was 46 (80) years old when He died Production
Reg Allen as Set Decoration. He was 53 (56) years old when He died Art
Argyle Nelson, Jr. as Editor. He was 41 (now 90) years old Editing
Carl Anderson as Production Design. He was 27 (44) years old when He died Art
Sidney J. Furie as Director. He was 39 (now 88) years old Directing
Ray Aghayan as Costume Design. He was 44 (83) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Michel Legrand as Original Music Composer. He was 40 (86) years old when He died Sound
Brad Dexter as Producer. He was 55 (85) years old when He died Production
Jay Weston as Producer. He was 71 (now 121) years old Production
Eddie Saeta as Associate Producer. He was 57 (90) years old when He died Production
Bob Mackie as Costume Design. He was 32 (now 81) years old Costume & Make-Up
Billie Holiday as Writer. She was 57 (44) years old when She died Writing
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Lady Sings the Blues (49 years)

Diana Ross sings Billie Holiday and a superstar is born

  • Release day: Thursday, October 12, 1972
  • Runtime: 144 minutes