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February  17

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Reel Portraits: Billie Holiday and Lady Sings the Blues
Tuesday,  February  17 , 7 pm
Donald W. Reynolds for American Art and Portraiture

The National Portrait Gallery presents a screening Lady Sings the Blues. Diana Ross, in her film debut, earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the talented and troubled Billie Holiday. Though the film was commercially successful, many saw it as an incomplete view of a complicated life. Smithsonian archivist and poet Reuben Jackson leads a discussion. Doors open 6:30 pm. Made possible with funding from the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (1972, 144 minutes)

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