Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith
1894 - 1937
Bessie Smith  American Singer

Bessie Smith dating history


Bessie Smith was previously married to Jack Gee (1923 - 1929).

Bessie Smith had an encounter with Ethel Waters.


Bessie Smith is a member of the following lists: Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Vaudeville performers and American buskers.


Who is Bessie Smith dating? Bessie Smith boyfriend, husband list. Help us build our profile of Bessie Smith! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.

Relationship Statistics

Married1 5 years, 7 months - -
Encounter1 - - -
Total2 5 years, 7 months 2 years, 9 months -


First Name Elizabeth
Maiden Name Smith
Full Name at Birth Elizabeth Smith
Alternative Name The Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Empress of the Blues
Birthday 15th April, 1894
Birthplace Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Died 26th September, 1937
Place of Death Clarksdale, Mississippi USA
Cause of Death Car Accident
Buried Mount Lawn Cemetery, Sharon Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Large
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, Actress
Occupation Singer
Music Genre (Text) Blues, Jazz, Jazz Blues, Classic Blues
Music Genre Blues, Classical Music Entry
Year(s) Active 1912–1937, 1912–37
Music Style Classic Female Blues, Jazz, Early Jazz, Vaudeville Blues
Music Mood Exuberant, Earthy, Confident, Rollicking, Raucous, Carefree, Boisterous, Passionate, Irreverent, Earnest, Sensual, Rousing, Playful, Freewheeling, Sexy
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Columbia, Okeh
Associated Acts Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters
Father William Smith
Mother Laura Smith

Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer widely renowned during the Jazz Age. Nicknamed the "Empress of the Blues", she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on fellow blues singers, as well as jazz vocalists.

More about Bessie Smith
Less about Bessie Smith

Dating History

Partner Comparison

Bessie Smith43 AriesSinger
Jack Gee84 Pisces
Ethel Waters80 ScorpioVocalist


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
JackMale4th November, 1919104 years oldJack Gee


St. Louis Blues1929Bessie - Battered WifeShort Film




Top Contributors for Bessie Smith

Edit Page

Help keep Bessie Smith profile up to date.

Six Degrees

Six Degrees Connections

Connect any celebrity with Bessie Smith to see how closely they are linked... romantically!