Who else played Billie Holiday?

Who else played Billie Holiday?

Diana Ross, in her feature film debut, portrayed Holiday, alongside a cast including Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan, and Scatman Crothers. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards in 1973, including Diana Ross for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Who played Billie Holiday 2020?

Development on a new Billie Holiday biopic was announced in September 2019, with Lee Daniels directing. Andra Day was set to play the titular role, with Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund and Natasha Lyonne also cast.

Who is the one eyed lady with Billie Holiday?

Da’Vine Joy Randolph
Da’Vine Joy Randolph had the chance to do just that in the upcoming film, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, available on Hulu starting February 26. Led by award-winning director Lee Daniels, the eye-opening movie transports us back to the 20th century.

Did Billie Holiday have children?

83. Holiday never had children.

Is United States vs Billie Holiday true?

Hulu’s Oscar-nominated The United States vs. Billie Holiday is a fictionalized take on the life of the legendary jazz singer, played in the film by “Rise Up” singer and (now Academy Award nominated) actress Andra Day in a Golden Globe-nominated performance.

How old was Billie Holiday when she died?

44 years (1915–1959)Billie Holiday / Age at death

Who was the sax player with Billie Holiday?

Lester Young
In the 1930s, Lester Young — known as the “President of Jazz” or simply “The Prez” — led a revolution on the tenor saxophone that influenced generations to follow. He was Billie Holiday’s favorite accompanist, and his robust tenor playing influenced everybody from Charlie Parker to Sonny Rollins.

Why is Billie Holiday Lady Day?

Holiday’s given name was Eleanora Fagan, but when she started to perform she chose the stage name Billie after Billie Dove, an early movie star. She was nicknamed “Lady Day” by musician Lester Young, and she often wore white gardenias fastened in her hair when performing.

How many siblings did Billie Holiday have?

Eva MillerBillie Holiday / Siblings

Did Billie Holiday have a white parent?

At the outset of her career, she spelled her last name “Halliday,” presumably to distance herself from her neglectful father, but eventually changed it back to “Holiday.” Holiday’s grandfather was one of 17 children of a black Virginia female slave and a white Irish plantation owner.

What causes Billie Holiday’s death?

Holiday died of cirrhosis on July 17, 1959, at age 44. Holiday won four Grammy Awards, all of them posthumously, for Best Historical Album.

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