Queen Latifah to Play Bessie Smith for HBO Film

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It seems like more and more movies are being made based on the lives of famous entertainers. From TLC to Whitney Houston (we won’t talk about Aaliyah…) film makers are highlighting the lives of the well-known and we are all just along for the ride. The newest film to go into the works is The Bessie Smith Story that will air on HBO. Smith will be played by Queen Latifah and we believe she will kill it especially after seeing her in Chicago. Bessie Smith was a popular blues singer in the 20s and 30s until her unfortunate death at age 37 due to a car crash.

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