Happy Black History Month: The 15 Best Black Biopics

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Lady Sings The Blues

Diva Diana Ross is a legendary singer in her own right but in 1972 she played another famous singer in Lady Sings The Blues. The film was loosely based on jazz singer Billie Holiday’s autobiography. Battling with a drug addiction and several arrests, the film ends with Holiday’s triumphant return to the stage with the sold-out show at the iconic Carnegie Hall. Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor also co-starred in the movie which made over $19 million at the box office.

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