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Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues

The pressure was on for superstar Diana Ross when she made her long-anticipated feature film debut in this biopic about jazz great Billie Holliday. But the singer far exceeded expecations, earning herself an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for the role.

(Photo: Courtesy Paramount Pictures)

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