VIDEO: TV One's UNSUNG Features Original DREAMGIRL Jennifer Holliday; Watch Full Episode
Last night's episode of UNSUNG on TV One featured Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday. The episode told the story of the original "Dreamgirl," who rose to instant fame at the age of 21 after her unforgettable performance of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" in the 1981 Broadway production of DREAMGIRLS.
However, she fell into a state of depression due to personal struggles and the release of the 2006 "Dreamgirls" film without her participation. Following her recovery and return to performing, Jennifer Holliday gives a rare look into her past, her struggles with weight, depression and MS, and her hopes for a career she feels has yet to fully blossom. Watch the episode in full below!
TV One's award-winning series UNSUNG features a line-up of incredible talents whose full stories and journeys have yet to be told. Through first-hand accounts, interviews with family and friends, and archival footage, each episode weaves a tale of the highs and lows of a life in the limelight. These poignant stories offer insight into the trials and triumphs faced in both private and public forums. Viewers will be taken back to the disco era with KC and The Sunshine Band and Lakeside; and to the height of R&B with the soulful and gifted vocalists' Kashif, Chantè Moore, H-Town, and Nate Dogg.
Source: TV One