published Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Queen Latifah to star as Bessie Smith in new HBO biopic

Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
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Queen Latifah will reportedly star as famous Blues singer Bessie Smith in an upcoming biopic.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will air on HBO and focus on how the iconic artist overcame a “tempestuous personal life” to become known as “The Empress of the Blues.”

Smith rose to fame in the 1920s and 30s after her soulful voice serenaded crowds and quickly established herself among the most successful black performing artists of her time.

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