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Jay Weston and Ginny Mancini - Geffen Playhouse's annual fundraiser honoring Bruce Ramer and Billy Crystal held at Geffen Playhouse - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th May 2013

Jay Weston and Ginny Mancini
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Lady Sings The Blues Review


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Billie Holiday experts have lots of quibbles with Lady Sings the Blues, but this melodramatic biopic has plenty of emotional payoffs, even if they're slightly obscured by the triumph-and-tragedy clichés of the heavily fictionalized screenplay.

Credit Miss Diana Ross for her guts. In this, her first screen performance, she tosses all vanity aside, kicking things off by wearing a straitjacket and writhing around on the floor of an asylum (that writhing earned her an Oscar nomination). What has brought Billie Holiday to this lowly state? The flashbacks will tell us.

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