Dozens of blues musicians, some as famous as Bessie Smith, were buried in unmarked graves.
Julien had trouble competing in the flamboyance category with his occasional air show mate, Bessie Coleman.
Bessie Smith once sang of wanting a pig foot and a bottle of beer and to be left alone because she was “in my sin.”
I needed to understand more about his mother, Bessie Gilmore.
He was wandering disconsolately on the shore when Bessie approached him.
But it was for Bessie Stuart, fallen into the hands of these brutal men.
He should have said my sister,” Bessie returned—“when she treats you to such flights as that.
It's the Bessie, the Bessie Watson, or something of that kind.
Bessie (Staring eyes, hair loose, back against railings; calls out).
But I do like it, Bessie; though you couldn't expect me to like any other name as well as yours.