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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
 Who was considered for Lady Sings the Blues?

Diahann Carroll
An early contender to play the brilliantly talented Billie Holliday.
Actor who got the part: Diana Ross

Lola Falana
One of the handful of early contenders to play Billie Holiday.
Actor who got the part: Diana Ross

Diana Sands
When it was originally proposed in the late Sixties, the film biography of Billie Holiday was to star Diana Sands, but when it was revived in the early seventies, another Diana was chosen.
Actor who got the part: Diana Ross

Levi Stubbs
The lead singer of the Four Tops was a favorite to play "Louis McKay" but the group was on concert tour at the time.
Actor who got the part: Billy Dee Williams

Cicely Tyson
The magnificent actress was an early contender to play Billie Holiday.
Actor who got the part: Diana Ross



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