Billie Holiday

Born: 04/07/1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Music (59)

The Dressmaker 2016 (Movie)

("Lover Man") (Song Performer)

Carol 2015 (Movie)

("Easy Living") (Song Performer)

The Intern 2015 (Movie)

("These Foolish Things") (Song Performer)

Before I Disappear 2014 (Movie)

("Billie Holiday") (Song Performer)

Serena 2014 (Movie)

("I Can't Give You Anything But Love") (Song Performer)

42 2013 (Movie)

("Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)") (Song Performer)

Broken City 2013 (Movie)

("You Let Me Down") (Song Performer)

Arbitrage 2012 (Movie)

("Just One More Chance") (Song Performer)

Me and Orson Welles 2009 (Movie)

("I Can't Give You Anything But Love") (Song Performer)

Public Enemies 2009 (Movie)

("Love Me Or Leave Me") (Song Performer)

Watchmen 2009 (Movie)

("You're My Thrill") (Song Performer)

August Rush 2007 (Movie)

("God Bless The Child") (Song)

Capote 2005 (Movie)

("Sugar (That Sugar Baby O'Mine)") (Song Performer)

Anything Else 2003 (Movie)

("Easy To Love") (Song Performer)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

("God Bless The Child") (Song)

Amélie 2001 (Movie)

("God Bless the Child") (Song Performer)

Amélie 2001 (Movie)


Commitments (Bet) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Angela's Ashes 1999 (Movie)

("I Can't Give You Anything But Love" "Pennies from Heaven" "Your Mother's Son-in-Law") (Song Performer)

Cradle Will Rock 1999 (Movie)

("What a Little Moonlight Can Do (aka Ooh, What a Little Moonlight Can Do") (Song)

The Green Mile 1999 (Movie)

("I Can't Give You Anything But Love") (Song Performer)

The Rage: Carrie 2 1999 (Movie)


The Rage: Carrie 2 1999 (Movie)

("Comes Love") (Song Performer)

Celebrity 1998 (Movie)

("Did I Remember (to Tell You I Adore You)") (Song Performer)

Ulee's Gold 1997 (Movie)

("Sophisticated Lady") (Song Performer)

The Promised Land 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

("They Can't Take That Away From Me") (Song Performer)

Rich in Love 1993 (Movie)

("I Hear Music") (Song Performer)

Schindler's List 1993 (Movie)


Schindler's List 1993 (Movie)

("God Bless the Child") (Song Performer)

The Meteor Man 1993 (Movie)

("Them There Eyes") (Song Performer)

Forever Young 1992 (Movie)

("The Very Thought of You") (Song Performer)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

("Big Stuff") (Song Performer)

Switch 1991 (Movie)

("Lover Man") (Song Performer)

The Marrying Man 1991 (Movie)

("You Can't Be Mine (And Someone Else's Too)") (Song Performer)

The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

("Any Old Time") (Song Performer)

Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 (Movie)

("I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm") (Song Performer)

I Hired a Contract Killer 1990 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Enemies, A Love Story 1989 (Movie)

("Love Is Here to Stay") (Song Performer)

Harlem Nights 1989 (Movie)

("Just One More Chance") (Song Performer)

Slaves of New York 1989 (Movie)

("Am I Blue") (Song Performer)

Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

("You Better Go Now") (Song)

Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

("You Better Go Now "Don't Explain" "Foolin' Myself") (Song Performer)

Satisfaction 1988 (Movie)

("God Bless the Child") (Song)

In the Mood 1987 (Movie)

("Solitude") (Song Performer)

Train of Dreams 1987 (Movie)

("Don't Worry About Me") (Song Performer)

9 1/2 Weeks 1986 (Movie)

("Strange Fruit") (Song Performer)

Dediscina 1985 (Movie)


The Thing 1982 (Movie)

("Don't Explain") (Song Performer)

Doll's Eye 1981 (Movie)


Doll's Eye 1981 (Movie)

("Fine and Mellow") (Song Performer)

Jazz in Exile 1981 (Movie)

("Fine and Mellow") (Song)

Bad Timing 1979 (Movie)

("It's the Same Old Story") (Song Performer)

Joe Albany... A Jazz Life 1979 (Movie)

("Fine and Mellow") (Song)

To the Count of Basie 1978 (Movie)

("Swing Brother Swing") (Song Performer)

Music in Progress: Mike Westbrook - Jazz Composer 1977 (Movie)

("God Bless the Child") (Song)

Malcolm X 1972 (Movie)

("Strange Fruit" "God Bless the Child") (Performer)

Eve 1964 (Movie)

("Willow Weep For Me" "Loveless Love") (Song Performer)
Actor (5)

Degrassi: The Next Generation 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)


Apollo Theater Hall of Fame 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


American Lifestyles 1986 (Movie)

("The Nightclub Boom" - "Show Business: The Postwar Years") (Actor)

Bird Now 1986 (Movie)


Number One 1969 (Movie)

Trainer (Actor)
Writer (1)

Lady Sings the Blues 1972 (Movie)

from Autobiography("Lady Sings the Blues") (Book as Source Material)



Released Lady In Satin, the final album released during her lifetime.


Released signature song "God Bless the Child"


Released controversial single "Strange Fruit"


Released first single, "Riffin' the Scotch"

Known for such albums as "Lady In Satin"

Popular songs include "Comes Love" and "Darn That Dream".

Bonus Trivia


Father was also a jazz musician, though he had no role in raising her.


First heard the records of Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong while working a job running errands in a brothel at age 12.


Took her stage name from actress Billie Dove.


Was given her nickname "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young.


Released several early songs under the name "Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra."


Holiday's latter-day performances, in which her once-beautiful voice is ravaged by years of hard living, are considered by many to be some of the most raw and personal jazz vocal sides ever recorded.