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Release Date:
25 March 1976 (Netherlands) See more »
Mahogany - the woman every woman wants to be - and every man wants to have See more »
Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Attractive kitsch See more (38 total) »


  (in credits order)

Diana Ross ... Tracy Chambers

Billy Dee Williams ... Brian Walker

Anthony Perkins ... Sean McAvoy

Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Christian Rosetti

Beah Richards ... Florence

Nina Foch ... Miss Evans

Marisa Mell ... Carlotta Gavina
Lenard Norris ... Wil
Jerome Arnold ... Campaign Worker
Pemon Rami ... Campaign Worker
Obelo ... Campaign Worker
Ira Rogers ... Stalker
Kristine Cameron ... Instructress
Ted Liss ... Sweatshop Foreman

Bruce Vilanch ... Dress Manufacturer
Don Howard ... Dress Manufacturer
Albert Rosenberg ... Dress Manufacturer
Marvin Corman ... Cab Driver
E. Rodney Jones ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Dan Daniel ... Giuseppe (as Daniel Daniele)
Princess Galitzine ... Princess Galitzine
Jacques Stany ... Auctioneer - Fashion Show
Achille Brugnini ... Salesman (as Achille Brunini)
Edward Van Sickle ... Ad Agency Executive (as Edward Van Sycle)
Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Ad Agency Executive (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
Roger Browne ... Ad Agency Executive (as Roger Bill Brown)
C. Mitchell ... Ad Agency Executive
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denise Gordy ... (uncredited)
Jesse Kitten ... Unemployed Lathe Operator (uncredited)

Robert Townsend ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Berry Gordy 
Tony Richardson (uncredited)
Jack Wormser (segment) (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Toni Amber  story
John Byrum  screenplay

Produced by
Jack Ballard .... producer
Rob Cohen .... producer
Neil Hartley .... associate producer
Original Music by
Michael Masser 
Cinematography by
David Watkin 
Film Editing by
Peter Zinner 
Casting by
Elizabeth R. Woodman  (as Elizabeth Woodman)
Joe Scully (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Aurelio Crugnola 
Leon Ericksen  (as Leon Erickson)
Kevin Biles (art director: act 2 musical) (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Franco Fumagalli 
James Ryan 
Costume Design by
Diana Ross 
Makeup Department
Franco Corridoni .... makeup artist
Maria Teresa Corridoni .... hair stylist
Wally Schwartz .... makeup artist
Jerry Turnage .... hair stylist: Ms Ross (as Jerry Tournage)
Jerry Turnage .... makeup artist: Ms Ross (as Jerry Tournage)
Production Management
Carol Caruso .... post-production assistant
William Clarkson .... unit production manager
David McCann .... post-production supervisor
Manrico Melchiorre .... unit production manager (as Manrico Melchiore)
Mario Olivieri .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Piero Amati .... second assistant director
Bob Dahlin .... second assistant director (as Robert Dahlin)
Andrew Grieve .... first assistant director
Art Department
Julio Martinez .... illustrator: costumes
Marcello Medoni .... property master
Stanley Roginsky .... property master
Kevin Biles .... production desgner (segment) (uncredited)
Sound Department
Curt Frisk .... boom operator
Bobbe Kurtz .... loop editor
Don H. Matthews .... production sound (as Don Matthews)
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer
Kay Rose .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Peter Anderson .... visual effects (segment) (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill A. Allen .... gaffer
John D. Crededio .... key grip
Peter Ewens .... camera operator
Alan McCabe .... camera operator
Alvaro Romagnoli .... gaffer
Sergio Serantoni .... key grip
Vilmos Zsigmond .... additional photography by (segment) (uncredited)
Casting Department
Pemon Rami .... casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irène Galitzine .... costume designer: auction fashion sequence (as Princess Galitzine)
Susan Gertsman .... wardrobe coordinator: Ms Ross
Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca .... wardrobe supervisor (as Annalisa Nasalli Rocca)
Editorial Department
Jack Cole .... montage
Claudio M. Cutry .... assistant editor (as Claudio Cutry)
Location Management
Dennis Judd .... location auditor
Music Department
Gil Askey .... composer: additional music
George Brand .... music editor
Lee Holdridge .... conductor
Lee Holdridge .... music arranger
Other crew
Shelly Berger .... creative consultant
Chris Clark .... creative assistant
Janet Hubbard .... executive assistant
Jho Jhenkins .... choreographer
Patti Rayner .... assistant to producers
Sioux Richards .... script supervisor (as Sioux Oehler)
Francesca Roberti .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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109 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

First movie to use Paramount's "Blue Mountain" logo, used until December 1986.See more »
Continuity: The final shot of the film (an overview of the crowd gathered to hear Brian's speech) shows Tracy rushing up to Brian and madly embracing him, but moments earlier they had already walked up to each other in the middle of that crowd and kissed.See more »
Brian:Let me tell you something, and don't you ever forget it: that success is nothing without someone you love to share it with!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) (TV)See more »
She's The Ideal GirlSee more »


Midwest Premiere Took Place When & Where?
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Attractive kitsch, 13 May 2003

The fashionable word for Mahogany is "kitsch." It's a guilty pleasure that you know is bad, but you just can't help enjoying it. Casting Diana Ross as a fashion model was truly inspiring since it gives her an opportunity to look sensational throughout. This she does with little effort. Billy Dee Williams is fine as her idealistic boyfriend intent on changing the world rather than his clothes, but the most fun is provided by Anthony Perkins whose performance could be subtitled "Norman Bates's Greatest Hits." As the neurotic and gay photographer, he chews the scenery like never before, and gives a sensational performance.

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