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Lady Sings the Blues (1972) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Sidney J. Furie

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Chris Clark ... (screenplay)
Suzanne De Passe ... (screenplay) (as Suzanne de Passe)
William Dufty ... (book)
Billie Holiday ... (book)
Terence McCloy ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order)  

Diana Ross ... Billie Holiday
Billy Dee Williams ... Louis McKay
Richard Pryor ... Piano Man
James T. Callahan ... Reg Hanley (as James Callahan)
Paul Hampton ... Harry
Sid Melton ... Jerry
Virginia Capers ... Mama Holiday
Yvonne Fair Yvonne Fair ... Yvonne
Isabel Sanford ... The Madame
Tracee Lyles Tracee Lyles ... The Prostitute
Ned Glass ... The Agent
Milton Selzer ... The Doctor
Norman Bartold ... The Detective #1
Clay Tanner Clay Tanner ... The Detective #2
Jester Hairston ... The Butler
Bert Kramer ... The Policeman
Paul Micale Paul Micale ... The Maitre d'
Mavis Mavis ... The Singer (as Michele Aller)
Byron Kane ... The Announcer
Barbara Minkus Barbara Minkus ... Radio Actress
Kay Lewis ... Angela DeMarco
Helen Lewis Helen Lewis ... Debbie McGee
George Wyner ... The M.C.
Shirley Melline Shirley Melline ... The Policewoman
Toby Russ Toby Russ ... The Jail Guard
Larry Duran ... Hood #1
Ernest Robinson ... Hood #2 (as Ernie Robinson)
Don McGovern Don McGovern ... Reporter #1
Dick Poston Dick Poston ... Reporter #2
Charles Woolf Charles Woolf ... Reporter #3
Denise Denise Denise Denise ... Denise
Lynn Hamilton ... Aunt Ida
Victor Morosco Victor Morosco ... Vic
Robert L. Gordy Robert L. Gordy ... The Hawk
Harry Caesar ... The Rapist
Paulene Myers ... Mrs. Edson
Scatman Crothers ... Big Ben
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darlene Conley ... (uncredited)
Bob Harks ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Jayne Kennedy ... Louis's Date (uncredited)
Eddie Smith ... Dean and Dean's waiter (uncredited)

Produced by 

Brad Dexter ... producer
Berry Gordy ... executive producer
Eddie Saeta ... associate producer
Jay Weston ... producer
James S. White ... producer

Music by 

Michel Legrand

Cinematography by 

John A. Alonzo ... (as John Alonzo)

Film Editing by 

Argyle Nelson Jr. ... (as Argyle Nelson)

Casting By 

Joe Scully

Production Design by 

Carl Anderson

Set Decoration by 

Reg Allen

Costume Design by 

Ray Aghayan
Norma Koch
Bob Mackie

Makeup Department 

Cherie ... hair stylist
Don Schoenfeld ... makeup supervisor

Production Management 

Millie Moore ... post-production supervisor
Eddie Saeta ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Charles Washburn ... assistant director
Irby Smith ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Gene Lauritzen ... construction coordinator
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Carey Harris Jr. ... swing gang (uncredited)
Bill Hudson ... greensman (uncredited)
Jack Iannarelli ... props (uncredited)
John La Salandra ... construction supervisor (uncredited)
Maurice Larson ... painter (uncredited)
Richard M. Rubin ... props (uncredited)
Fred R. Simpson Jr. ... leadman (uncredited)

Sound Department 

David Dockendorf ... re-recording mixer
Bill Ford ... sound mixer
Marvin E. Lewis ... cable person (uncredited)
Don Merritt ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Henry Millar ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts 

Ernest Robinson ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department 

Richard Hart ... gaffer
Harry Rez ... best boy
Kenneth Adams ... grip (uncredited)
Sherman Fulton ... electrician (uncredited)
Randy Glass ... best boy (uncredited)
Elisha Harris ... electrician (uncredited)
LeRoy Lydia ... grip (uncredited)
Sal Orefice ... electrician (uncredited)
Arnold L. Rich ... camera operator (uncredited)
Tom Sawyer ... dolly operator (uncredited)
Thomas Scott ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Orlando Suero ... still photographer (uncredited)
Joseph M. Wilcots ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Eddie Willis ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Bob Cochran ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Elizabeth Courtney ... costumes executed by
Norma Koch ... costumes
Frank Somper ... furs
Pauline Campbell ... costumer (uncredited)
Kent James ... costumer (uncredited)
Cliff Langer ... costumer (uncredited)
Edna Taylor ... costumer (uncredited)
Joe Williams ... costumer (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Roberta Adye ... associate editor
Paul LaMastra ... assistant editor

Music Department 

Gil Askey ... music supervisor
Ralph James Hall ... music editor / re-cut version
Ben Barrett ... music contractor (uncredited)
John Collins ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
June Edgerton ... music editor (uncredited)
Harry Edison ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Gene Clinesmith ... transportation
George Alden ... mechanic (uncredited)
Edward Baken ... driver (uncredited)
James D. Brubaker ... transportation captain (uncredited)
Edward Charles ... driver (uncredited)
Dale Henry ... assistant transportation (uncredited)

Other crew 

Janet Hubbard ... researcher
Louis McKay ... technical advisor
Lawrence Schiller ... montages / title designer
Judy St. Gerard ... creative consultant
Michael Cooksey ... craft service (uncredited)
Stephen J. Fisher ... auditor (uncredited)
Terence McCloy ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Steven P. Saeta ... assistant auditor (uncredited)
William Smith ... auditor (uncredited)
Vincent Tubbs ... unit publicist (uncredited)

See also

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