Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith bio

Birth Name: Elizabeth Smith

Occupation: Blues Singer

Place Of Birth: Chattanooga

Date Of Birth: April 15, 1894

Date Of Death: September 26, 1937

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Bessie Smith was born on the 15th of April, 1894. She was best known for being a Blues Singer. Empress of the Blues who sang in the 1920s and 1930s, releasing award-winning songs like “Empty Bed Blues” and “St. Louis Blues.”

Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga. She worked as a street performer with her brother on the streets of Chattanooga. Ma Rainey mentored her and helped her develop her stage presence. She had a short-lived career on Broadway, but in that time she sang with Louis Armstrong .

Bessie Smith was a Aries and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Bessie Smith was born in 1890s.

Elizabeth Smith is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Bessie’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Bessie Smith’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Bessie Smith’s parents.

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Jorge Vercillo

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Jake HaldenVang

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Zucchero Fornaciari

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Bessie Smith kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Bessie Smith was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Elizabeth Smith
NICKNAME: The Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith, Elizabeth Smith



Zodiac Sign: Bessie Smith was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Bessie Smith was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Bessie Smith had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Bessie Smith’s birth sign is Aries and she had a ruling planet of Mars.

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