Bessie Smith was a celebrated American blues singer who was one of the most popular singers of the 1920s and the 1930s. She went by the title the "Empress of the Blues". Some of her best known songs include Downhearted Blues, The St. Louis Blues and Lost Your Head Blues.
A number of her songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2001, her song Downhearted Blues was named one of the Songs of the Century. She has been posthumously inducted into several Halls of Fame, including the Blues Hall of Fame.
She was involved in a very violent car accident on September 26, 1937 that left her critically injured and unconscious. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors had to amputate her right arm since it was severely damaged. She died hours later.
was a famous American singer,
who was born on
April 15, 1894. As a person born on this date, Bessie Smith is listed in our database as the 14th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 15) and the 6th most popular for the year (1894).
People born on April 15
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
Bessie Smith is the 451st most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Bessie Smith's birthday, Bessie Smith is the 2965th most famous American and ranks 8th in famous people born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
In general, Bessie Smith ranks as the 5358th
most popular famous person, and the 576th most popular singer of all time.
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