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Bessie

Genres:
Biography | Drama | Music
IMDB rate:
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Director:
Dee Rees
Details
Country: USA
Filming Locations: Olde Town Conyers, Georgia, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Tika Sumpter
Lucille
Michael Kenneth Williams
Jack Gee (as Michael K. Williams)
Queen Latifah
Bessie Smith
Mo'Nique
Ma Rainey
Bryan Greenberg
John Hammond
Khandi Alexander
Viola
Mike Epps
Richard
Charles S. Dutton
William 'Pa' Rainey
Tory Kittles
Clarence
Clay Chappell
81 Owner
Whitney Goin
Fania Van Vechten
Jim R. Coleman
Host
L. Warren Young
Sharkish Man
Todd Allen Durkin
Night Club Owner
Joe Knezevich
Frank Walker
Jessejames Locorriere
Vanity Fair Editor
Adella Gautier
Neighbor #2
Jennifer Sears
Ma's Chorus Girl
Terence Rosemore
Detroit Theater Manager
Kamryn Johnson
Young Bessie
Marie L. Burke
Etta Johnson
Samuel Oden
Peanut Seller
Tia Hendricks
Doreen Dupree
Crystal Lee Brown
Bessie's Dancer
John Merical
VIP Guest
Jeremie Harris
Langston Hughes
Hunter Womack
Roadie #1
Qualen Bradley
Stage Crew
Tiffany Chambers
Guest at show for opening (credit only)
Cj Sykes
Executive #1
Kaden Washington Lewis
Swarm Boy #1
Briana Starks
Ma's Dancer
Alex Silvestre
Pretzel Guy
Karri Mack
Wild Child
Christopher Harvey
Roadie #2
Bralyn Stokes
Harry Pace
Melissa Youngblood
Theatre Goer
Alkoya Brunson
Swarm Boy #2
Jasmine Taylor
Railroad Passenger
Sylvester Ambrose James II
Jack Gee Jr.
Ninita McCan
Singer
Levi Erik
Benny Goodman
Nicole Spiezio
Marguerite d'Alvarez
Adebukola Bodunrin
Black Swan Receptionist
Chantelle Rose
Gertrude
Calvin Swanigan
Fletcher Henderson
Perry Ball
Railroad Passenger (uncredited)
Jeffery James Bucchino
Doorman (uncredited)
Judy McGee Burley
Lady in Breadline / Concert Patron / Pedestrian / Audience member (uncredited)
Jameson Jamey Copeland
Upscale (uncredited)
Taurus Davis
Extra (uncredited)
Shannon Edwards
Philadelphia Audience Member (uncredited)
Samuel Lee Fudge
Hoover town Citizen (uncredited)
Curtis Gordon
Train passenger 2 (uncredited)
Montice Harmon
(uncredited)
Roger A. Harrison
Theater Goer (uncredited)
Sarah Turner Holland
Train Passenger #1 (uncredited)
Charlie Johnson
Party-Goer (uncredited)
Noah Hudson Killingbeck
Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)
Jimi Lanham
Concert Patron (uncredited)
Dc Martin
Theater Guest (uncredited)
Trey McGriff
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Keishanna Michele
Party-Goer (uncredited)
P.T.
Audience member; sharecropper (uncredited)
Jessica Pressley
Girl in Family Photograph (uncredited)
Monique Scott
BG (uncredited)
Dorothea Syleos
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Trayvon Williams
Stage Crew (uncredited)
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Fun fact about this movie
A
It was announced in February 1977 that Thelma Houston would star as Bessie Smith in a filmation of the play Me and Bessie, to be produced by Motown; after an announcement that December that Houston was set to portray Bessie Smith in a biopic to be produced in 1978 by Columbia Pictures nothing more was heard of the project
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