The Talented Pearl Bailey
Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968. In 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special, Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale.
Bailey c. 1960
Pearl Mae Bailey
March 29, 1918
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
August 17, 1990 (aged 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Cause of death
Arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease
John Randolph Pinkett (m. 1948–52)
Louie Bellson (m. 1952–90)