Independent Lens

Season 8 Episode 13

Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 06, 2007 on PBS
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Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life
Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life from the show Independent Lens is a documentary on the PBS Network tells the story of Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's composer and pianist. Music historians agree that he has never been given the recognition that he is entitled to, and this documentary sets out to tell the story of his life in detail, including his choice to be an openly gay man in a time where prejudices ran high.moreless

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