Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer

Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer is a 2007 American documentary film about the jazz singer Anita O'Day. The documentary, directed and produced by Robbie Cavolina and Ian McCrudden, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007 and had a limited release on August 15, 2008. It was nominated for Best Long Form Music Video at the 52nd Grammy Awards.

Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
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Directed byRobbie Cavolina
Ian McCrudden
Produced byRobbie Cavolina
Ian McCrudden
Melissa Davis
StarringAmy Albany
Buddy Bregman
Charles Britton
David Boska
CinematographyIan McCrudden
Edited byRobbie Cavolina
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Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States


The film has received positive reviews. It has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the critical consensus stating "This rich documentary chronicles the highs and lows of one of the medium's finest singers, utilizing remarkable archive footage and insightful interviews with O'Day herself."

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