Lady Sings the Blues
Richard Pryor plays Billie Holiday’s confidant in Motown Productions’ biopic.
Dir Sidney J Furie
With Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James Callahan
Richard Pryor plays Piano Man, Billie Holliday’s (Diana Ross) confidant and collaborator in Motown Productions’ biopic of the troubled genius. This was a personal film for Pryor, who had his own well-publicised struggles with addiction; he flanks a stunning Ross along with Billy Dee Williams, who plays the man she loves.