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The United States vs. Billie Holiday

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Her voice would not be silenced.
Mar 31, 2021 2h 11m
6.9
31 votes

Synopsis

Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940's, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, "Strange Fruit."

Title The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Companies Lee Daniels Entertainment, Roth-Kirschenbaum Films
Countries United States of America
Keywords war on drugs, new orleans, louisiana, jazz singer or musician, ban from profession, biography, surveillance, heroin addiction, 1940s, 1950s, fbi agent
Andra Day

Andra Day

Billie Holiday
Trevante Rhodes

Trevante Rhodes

Jimmy Fletcher
Garrett Hedlund

Garrett Hedlund

Harry Anslinger
Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan

Reginald Lord Devine
Miss Lawrence

Miss Lawrence

Miss Freddy
Adriane Lenox

Adriane Lenox

Mrs. Fletcher
Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne

Tallulah Bankhead
Rob Morgan

Rob Morgan

Louis McKay
Evan Ross

Evan Ross

Agent Williams
Tyler James Williams

Tyler James Williams

Lester 'Prez' Young
Tone Bell

Tone Bell

John Levy
Blake DeLong

Blake DeLong

Agent Carter
Ray Shell

Ray Shell

Carl The Drummer
Dusan Dukic

Dusan Dukic

Joe Glaser
Kate MacLellan

Kate MacLellan

Working Class Woman
Kwasi Songui

Kwasi Songui

Working Class Man
Orville Thompson

Orville Thompson

Auditioning Sax Player
Jeff Corbett

Jeff Corbett

Congressman JP Thomas
Robert Alan Beuth

Robert Alan Beuth

Congressman J. Rankin
Randy Davison

Randy Davison

Senator J. McCarthy
Kevin Hanchard

Kevin Hanchard

Louis Armstrong
Jono Townsend

Jono Townsend

Guitar Player
Morgan Moore

Morgan Moore

Bass Player
Furly Mac

Furly Mac

Elevator Attendant
Andrew Zadel

Andrew Zadel

Agent McDermott
Tristan D. Lalla

Tristan D. Lalla

Mr. Jordon Green
Alex Bisping

Alex Bisping

Bailiff #1
Don Anderson

Don Anderson

Judge Ganey
Sylvia Stewart

Sylvia Stewart

Stink-Eye Inmate
Daphné Archer

Daphné Archer

Jail Dishwasher
Anita Lee

Anita Lee

Fighting Woman
Tony Chao

Tony Chao

Fighting Man
Linda Sauvé

Linda Sauvé

Receptionist
Alain Goulem

Alain Goulem

Ed Fishman
Laurent Beaudin

Laurent Beaudin

Ed Fishman's Assistant
Alika Autran

Alika Autran

Martha Anslinger
Kim Feeney

Kim Feeney

Lady In Audience
Richard Jutras

Richard Jutras

Uptown Restaurant Maître d'
Jonathan Higgins

Jonathan Higgins

Defense Lawyer Erlich
Nealla Gordon

Nealla Gordon

Courthouse Reporter
Taryn Brown

Taryn Brown

Billie (10 years old)
Zuri Hawkins

Zuri Hawkins

Little Girl in Brothel
Elizabeth Eveillard

Elizabeth Eveillard

Prostitute 1923
Penande Estime

Penande Estime

Hanging Woman
Elikya Tupula

Elikya Tupula

Young Daughter
Joe Cobden

Joe Cobden

George Jessel
Ronda Louis-Jeune

Ronda Louis-Jeune

Jimmy's Girlfriend