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Smith, Bessie

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSmith, BessieBessie SmithSmith, Bes‧sie /ˈbesi/  (1895–1937) a US blues singer who was very popular in the 1920s, and whose style influenced many later musicians. Many people know the story of how she died after a car crash, when she was not allowed to enter a hospital for white people because she was African-American.
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