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American Masters | Clip | Gladys Bentley: Gender-Bending Performer and Musician

Gladys Bentley joined New York’s Harlem Renaissance jazz scene at age 16 and became an instant sensation and gender identity pioneer, performing piano and vocals at the most popular gay bars, wearing men’s clothing, and openly flirting with women in the audience.

0:11:51 | AIRED: 6/3/2020 |
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