Forty years ago today Berry Gordy's Lady Sings the Blues rolled into theaters. The biopic about legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday's life, starring Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams, instantly became a love story for all to admire. With so many memorable moments to relive, here are just nine of our favorites.
Not many actresses at the age of 28 can play a 14-year-old. A fresh-faced Diana Ross does it with ease in this opening scene. We also learn that the young Holiday, then named Eleanora, is a restless child who works as a maid in a brothel.