Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer

The Jezebel of Jazz lived a life as hot as her phrasing was cool. Doctors declared her dead after a heroin overdose, but she survived and kept testifying in song for 40 more years, until her death at 87. This superb 2007 doc has all the O'Day highs and lows recalled by the star with salty, unapologetic clarity.