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Bessie (2015)

15 05/16/2015 (US) DramaMusicTV Movie 1h 47m

Survival began with a song


The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

  1. Dee Rees

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Christopher Cleveland


  3. Bettina Gilois


  4. Horton Foote


Top Billed Cast

  1. Queen Latifah

    Queen Latifah

    Bessie Smith

  2. Mo'Nique


    Ma Rainey

  3. Mike Epps

    Mike Epps


  4. Tika Sumpter

    Tika Sumpter


  5. Michael Kenneth Williams

    Michael Kenneth Williams

    Jack Gee

  6. Charles S. Dutton

    Charles S. Dutton

    William 'Pa' Rainey

  7. Bryan Greenberg

    Bryan Greenberg

    John Hammond

  8. Oliver Platt

    Oliver Platt

    Carl Van Vechten

  9. Khandi Alexander

    Khandi Alexander


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Status Released

Original Language English

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