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Bessie Smith

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Summary:Describes the life and contributions of Blues singer, Bessie Smith. Illustrates her poverty-stricken childhood, her development of the classical Blues style and finally her early death in an automobile accident.
Provider:Warner Amex Satellite Entertainment Co
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New York
Topical subjects:Singers United States Biography
Blues (Music)
Smith, Bessie 1894-1937
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Films@UM Browse terms:Music
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