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When the film was first suggested in the late 1960s, Abbey Lincoln was the initial casting for the role of Billie Holiday, with Diana Sands as second choice. The project was revived a few years later with Diahann Carroll as a suggested lead, but after discussions between Jay Weston and Director Sidney J. Furie, the role was offered to Diana Ross.
I'm going out for a while. And when I come back, I don't want to find you here.
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