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Pearl Bailey (Pearl Mae Bailey)

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Biography

Newport News, Virginia, USA
Her father Joseph was a minister and her mother was named Ella Mae. Her birth name was Pearly Mae but her parents anticipated she would be a boy and when a girl was born she was nicknamed "Dickie". Her brother was entertainer Bill Bailey (1912-1978). She spent her early life in Washington DC where she received her early education. Bailey frequently appeared in the Old Howard theater in downtown Washington. As a young woman she toured the Pennsylvania mining towns as a dancer and later as a singer in Vaudeville. She starred in the film St. Read more...

Actor

Character: Pearl Bailey - Singer

Variety Girl 1947

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Character: Augusta aka Gussie

That Certain Feeling 1956

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Character: Herself - Performer and Winner: Special Award

The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Performance by Lead Actor in a Musical

The 23rd Annual Tony Awards 1969

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Character: Herself

Flip 1970

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