ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

The Death of Bessie Smith 

The great blues singer Bessie Smith dies unnecessarily as a result of racial segregation.

Director:

Julian Amyes

Writer:

Edward Albee (play)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Robert Ayres ... Father
Earl Cameron ... Jack
Patricia English Patricia English ... The Nurse
Janna Hill Janna Hill ... 2nd Nurse
Harold Scott ... Orderly
Donald Sutherland ... Intern
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Storyline

The great blues singer Bessie Smith dies unnecessarily as a result of racial segregation.

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racial issues | based on play | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1965 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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