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Bessie | Cast & Crew | HBO

Cast

Queen Latifah Bessie Smith

as Bessie Smith, Executive Producer

Mo'Nique Ma Rainey

as Ma Rainey

Mike Epps Richard

as Richard

Tory Kittles Clarence

as Clarence

Tika Sumpter Lucille

as Lucille

Oliver Platt Carl van Vechten

as Carl Van Vechten

Bryan Greenberg John Hammond

as John Hammond

Charles S. Dutton Pa Rainey

as Pa Rainey

Crew

Dee Rees

Co-Writer & Director

Bettina Gilois

Co-Writer

Horton Foote

Co-Writer

Richard D. Zanuck

Executive Producer

Lili Fini Zanuck

Executive Producer

Queen Latifah

Executive Producer

Shakim Compere

Executive Producer

Shelby Stone

Executive Producer

Randi Michel

Executive Producer

Ron Schmidt

Producer

Rachel Portman

Original Score By

Jeffrey Jur

Director of Photography

Clark Hunter

Production Designer

Evyen J Klean

Music Supervisor

Michael T. Boyd

Costume Designer

Bessie

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