Diana Ross (Billie Holliday), Billy Dee
Williams (Louis McKay), Richard Pryor (Piano Man), James Callahan (Reg Hanley), Sid Melton (Jerry)
Diana Ross shines in her film debut as Billie Holiday
in this warts-and-all biopic of the jazz & blues singer, whose promising career diminished following her descent into drug abuse, alcoholism and a disastrous private
The film perfectly captures the era with good
attention to period detail, but the real reason to watch is for the dazzling performance from Diana Ross as the incomparable songstress.