Bessie

Drama, Biopic
A biography of Bessie Smith, the great singer known as the "Empress of the Blues." Considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time, Bessie Smith was also a successful vaudeville entertainer who became the ...more
Director: Dee Rees
Awards: 2 Golden Globe nominations. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations | full awards »

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... Bessie Smith

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... Jack Smith

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... Viola

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... Lucille

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... Clarence

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... Richard Morgan

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... Carl Van Vechten

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... John Hammond

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... William "Pa" Rainey

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... Ma Rainey

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... Young Bessie

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... Stagehand

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Synopsis

A biography of Bessie Smith, the great singer known as the "Empress of the Blues." Considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time, Bessie Smith was also a successful vaudeville entertainer who became the highest paid African-American performer of the roaring twenties. This revised and expanded edition of the biography of this extraordinary artist debunks many of the myths that have circulated since her untimely death in 1937.

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