Bessie

Bessie

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Bessie is both a surname and a woman's first name. As a given name, Bessie is an English diminutive of Elizabeth, and as such has been used since the 16th century. Bessie is sometimes used as an independent name.

Bessie may refer to:

*The name of a cow (including a Beanie Baby cow produced by Ty, Inc.)
*Bessie (lake monster) — a lake monster in lake Erie.
*Bessie Smith — blues singer.
*Bessie Love — the stage name of American film actress Juanita Horton.
*Alvah Bessie — screenwriter blacklisted as part of the Hollywood Ten.
*Diamond Bessie — a murdered prostitute.
*Bessie Coleman — first African-American female aviator.
*Bessilyn Johnson — the woman who inspired Scotty's Castle.
*In the science fiction television series "Doctor Who", Bessie was the third Doctor's souped-up yellow Edwardian roadster.
*Bessie is also the name of an asphalt-paver in the movie "Cars".


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