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(Documentary) (performer: "And I'm Telling You")
"Dreamgirls" (1981), in which she first performed the song "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
Did You Know?
Twenty years ago when I was in 'Dreamgirls,' I was always a joke because I was huge. I went out once to a birthday gathering for me, and the New York Post wrote that I had broken the chair because I was so big. Well, I didn't break the chair; it was just really wobbly. But the humiliation was terrible." "Even after I lost weight, I was still the same person.
In the 1990s, Holliday lost a substantial amount of weight and talked about her health battles with clinical depression. She is now a spokesperson on the subject. In an effort to avoid regaining the weight, Holliday had gastric bypass surgery.