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    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. Died tragically in a car accident. Half-sister of Diamond Teeth Mary.Born: April 15, 1895 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USADied: September 26, 1937 ...more


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