WATCHBessie Smith Documentary - Mini Bio
This Bessie Smith documentary produced by
The Biography Channel (Bio.) offers a
short overview of Bessie's life and death.
It touches on her early days with Ma
Rainey to traveling the country during
segregation and eventually being
discovered by Columbia Records.
WATCHBessie HBO Movie Trailer
Queen Latifah portrays legendary blues
singer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame in
the 1920s and earned the nickname "The
Empress of the Blues." A pioneer of the
Jazz Age, Smith was also a bisexual.