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Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman was the world's first licensed black aviator -- making her a pioneer as both an African-American and a woman. Bessie Coleman grew up in Texas, moved to Chicago, and got interested in f…

Bessie Smith

Born into poverty and orphaned at an early age, Bessie Smith became the greatest blues singer of her era, recording more than 160 songs between 1923 and 1933. Her early career was influenced by Ma Rai…

Glen and Bessie Hyde

Glen and Bessie Hyde were last seen on 18 November 1928, rafting the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The two newlyweds were on a remarkable honeymoon trip in a home-built wooden boat, with Bessie …

Bessie Coleman Biography

Bessie ColemanaviatorBorn: 1892Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas Bessie Coleman picked cotton as a child, but her mother was determined that her thirteen children get an education. Bessie graduated f…

Bessie Schönberg Biography

Bessie Schönberg dancer teacher One of the country's most influential dance teachers, Schönberg nurtured scores of dancers, including Lucinda Childs, Meredith Monk and Elizabeth Kee…

Edith Head

"Gowns by Edith Head" was one of the most-seen motion picture credits of the 20th century. She was Oscar-nominated an amazing 35 times, winning a total of eight best costume design Oscars for her work…

Kicked in the Head

Director: Matthew HarrisonWriters: Kevin Corrigan and Matthew HarrisonDirectors of Photography:John Thomas and Howard KrupaEditor:Michael BerenbaumMusic:Stephen EndelmanProduction Designer:Kev…

Brewer's: Bessie Bell and Mary Gray

A ballad. The tale is that these two young ladies, natives of Perth, to avoid the plague of 1666, retired to a rural retreat called the Burnbraes, about a mile from Lynedock, the residence …

Brewer's: Head

(Latin, caput; Saxon, hedfod; Scotch, hafet; contracted into head.) Better be the head of an ass than the tail of a horse. Better be foremost amongst commoners than the lowest of the arist…