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Mahogany Three years after proving she was a movie star as well as a music icon in the Billie Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues, Diana Ross flailed...MahoganyPT108M Three years after proving she was a movie star as well as a music icon in the Billie Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues, Diana Ross flailed...2007-05-04Anthony PerkinsBeah Richards
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Mahogany

Starring: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams; Starring: Anthony Perkins, Beah Richards; Director: Berry Gordy; Runtime (in minutes): 108

Three years after proving she was a movie star as well as a music icon in the Billie Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues, Diana Ross flailed in this glossy melodrama, playing a model/fashion designer in love with pious political activist Williams (her Blues costar). The up-from-poverty theme is rendered banal by Motown founder Berry Gordy, who turned out to be a lousy director. Anthony Perkins is Mahogany’s saving grace as an arrogant, manipulative, and therefore irresistible photographer. EXTRAS None.