One of the most famous female jazz/blues singers, Billie Holiday only appeared in one feature film, New Orleans, but her enduring music has been heard on many soundtracks. Her tragic life was recounted in 1972 in Lady Sings the Blues. Holiday was played by Diana Ross.
- Eleanora Fagan Gough
- Lady Day
- 1930s - 1950s (music)
- 20th Century (film)
- April 7, 1915 in Baltimore, MD
- July 17, 1959 in New York, NY
by Sandra Brennan biography