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15th April 1894

Bessie Smith

American blues singer

Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.


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  • Lived from
    1894 - 1937 (Died age 43)
  • Birthday:
    15th April 1894
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  • Place of Birth:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Country:
    United States of America