Bessie Smith

Born - Apr 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, TN  |   Died - Sep 26, 1937 in Clarksdale, MS  |   Genres - Music [nf], Film, TV & Radio [nf]

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Bessie Smith was among the great legends of '20s and '30s blues. Though she's been the subject of documentaries such as The Ladies Sing the Blues (1989), she has only one actual film credit, a performance in the 17-minute film The St. Louis Blues (1929).

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