Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey

Pearl Mae Bailey, born in Virginia on March 29, 1918, was an American actress and singer. Bailey began by singing and dancing in Philadelphia’s black nightclubs in the 1930s, and soon started performing in other parts of the East Coast. In 1941, during World War II, Bailey toured the country with the USO, performing for American troops. After the tour, she settled in New York. Her solo successes as a nightclub performer were followed by acts with such entertainers as Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. In 1946, Bailey made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman. Bailey continued to tour and record albums in between her stage and screen performances. Her rendition of "Takes Two to Tango" hit the top ten in 1952. On November 19, 1952, Bailey married jazz drummer Louie Bellson in London. They adopted a child, Tony, in the mid-1950s, and subsequently a girl, Dee Dee J. Bellson, born April 20, 1960. In 1954, she took the role of Frankie in the film version of Carmen Jones, and her rendition of "Beat Out That Rhythm on the Drum" is one of the highlights of the film. She also starred in the Broadway musical House of Flowers. In 1959, she played the role of Maria in the film version of Porgy and Bess, starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge. Also that year, she played the role of "Aunt Hagar" in the movie St. Louis Blues, alongside Mahalia Jackson, Eartha Kitt, and Nat King Cole. Though she was originally considered for the part of Annie Johnson in the 1959 film Imitation of Life, the part went to Juanita Moore. A passionate fan of the New York Mets, Bailey sang the national anthem at Shea Stadium prior to game 5 of the 1969 World Series, and appears in the Series highlight film showing her support for the team. She also sang the national anthem prior to game 1 of the 1981 World Series between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers at Yankee Stadium. Bailey, a Republican, was appointed by President Richard Nixon as America's "Ambassador of Love" in 1970. She attended several meetings of the United Nations and later appeared in a campaign ad for President Gerald Ford in the 1976 election. Also during the 1970s she had her own television show, and she also provided voices for animations such as Tubby the Tuba (1976) and Disney's The Fox and the Hound (1981). She returned to Broadway in 1975, playing the lead in an all-black production of Hello, Dolly!. At age 67, she earned a B.A. in theology from GeorgetownUniversity in Washington, D.C., in 1985. Later in her career, Bailey was a fixture as a spokesperson in a series of Duncan Hines commercials, singing "Bill Bailey (Won't You Come Home)". In her later years Bailey wrote several books: The Raw Pearl (1968), Talking to Myself (1971), Pearl's Kitchen (1973), and Hurry Up America and Spit (1976). In 1975 she was appointed special ambassador to the United Nations by President Gerald Ford. Her last book, Between You and Me (1989), details her experiences with higher education. In 1988 Bailey received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Ronald Reagan. On August 17, 1990, Bailey died of heart condition. She is buried at RollingGreenMemorial Park in West Chester, Pennsylvania. During her lifetime, 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.

  • Título: Pearl Bailey
  • Popularidad: 7.789
  • Conocido por: Acting
  • Cumpleaños: 1918-03-29
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Newport News, Virginia, USA
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  • También conocido como: Pearl Mae Bailey
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Pearl Bailey Películas

  • 1959
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    Porgy y Bess

    Porgy y Bess

    6.4 1959 HD

    En 1912, en un pueblo de pescadores de Carolina del Sur, Bess (Dorothy Dandridge), una mujer con mala reputación, trata de librarse de Crown,...

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  • 1981
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    Tod y Toby

    Tod y Toby

    7.139 1981 HD

    La aventura y la diversión de este clásico de la Disney comienzan cuando una adorable viuda adopta un precioso cachorro de zorro...

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  • 1970
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    El casero

    El casero

    5.7 1970 HD

    Elgar es un joven rico y aburrido que compra un edificio de apartamentos en un barrio humilde. Planea desalojar a los inquilinos y renovar el...

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  • 1954
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    Carmen Jones

    Carmen Jones

    6 1954 HD

    Carmen Jones, una mujer acostumbrada a manejar a los hombres a su antojo, asedia a Joe, un joven soldado que piensa contraer matrimonio con Cindy Lou...

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  • 1976
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    Norman... Is That You?

    Norman... Is That You?

    5.3 1976 HD

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  • 1989
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    Peter Gunn

    Peter Gunn

    4.6 1989 HD

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  • 1960
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    Los jóvenes caníbales

    Los jóvenes caníbales

    5.3 1960 HD

    Retrato de los hábitos de los ricos ociosos. Los protagonistas son dos parejas que comparten un oscuro secreto del pasado. Basada en la novela...

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  • 1947
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    Variety Girl

    Variety Girl

    6.1 1947 HD

    Catherine Brown y Amber La Vonne han ido a Hollywood para hacer carrera en el cine. Visitan el Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, el Brown Derby y...

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  • 1956
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    Esa extraña sensación

    Esa extraña sensación

    5.3 1956 HD

    Un comediante intenta volver con su antiguo guionista porque su programa ha perdido ingenio y vivacidad. Sin embargo, el guionista no está...

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  • 1948
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    Isn't It Romantic?

    Isn't It Romantic?

    7 1948 HD

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  • 2010
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    Satan Claus

    Satan Claus

    9 2010 HD

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  • 1975
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    Tubby the Tuba

    Tubby the Tuba

    1 1975 HD

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  • 1982
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    The Member of the Wedding

    The Member of the Wedding

    5 1982 HD

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  • 2014
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    Bing Crosby: Rediscovered

    Bing Crosby: Rediscovered

    7 2014 HD

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  • 2004
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    TV in Black: The First Fifty Years

    TV in Black: The First Fifty Years

    4 2004 HD

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  • 1958
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    St. Louis Blues

    St. Louis Blues

    7.8 1958 HD

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  • 2004
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    The World of Nat King Cole

    The World of Nat King Cole

    1 2004 HD

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  • 2003
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    Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show

    Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show

    1 2003 HD

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  • 1969
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    Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway

    Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway

    8 1969 HD

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  • 2003
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    Passing the Baton: The Making of The Fox and the Hound

    Passing the Baton: The Making of The Fox and the Hound

    6 2003 HD

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  • 1982
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    Night of 100 Stars

    Night of 100 Stars

    6 1982 HD

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  • 1985
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    Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale

    Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale

    1 1985 HD

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  • 2002
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    The Ultimate Collection Starring Johnny Carson - The Best of the 60s and 70s

    The Ultimate Collection Starring Johnny Carson - The Best of the 60s and 70s

    1 2002 HD

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  • 1976
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    Donny & Marie

    Donny & Marie

    6.5 1976 HD

    Serie de TV (1975–1979). 4 Seasons. Show de variedades presentado por el dúo cantante y hermanos Donny y Marie Osmond. La primera...

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  • 1948
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    The Ed Sullivan Show

    The Ed Sullivan Show

    6.529 1948 HD

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  • 1950
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    Your Show of Shows

    Your Show of Shows

    5.5 1950 HD

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  • 1956
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    The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

    The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

    4 1956 HD

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  • 1977
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    Vacaciones en el mar

    Vacaciones en el mar

    6.3 1977 HD

    Comedia de situación ambientada en un lujoso y enorme barco de pasajeros que hace cruceros de lujo surcando los mares del mundo. Sus...

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  • 1976
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    El show de los Teleñecos

    El show de los Teleñecos

    8.024 1976 HD

    ¡Es hora de levantar el telón de El show de los Teleñecos! Únete a Gustavo, la cerdita Peggy, el oso Fozzie, Gonzo, el...

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  • 1970
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    The Flip Wilson Show

    The Flip Wilson Show

    4.8 1970 HD

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  • 1956
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    The Steve Allen Show

    The Steve Allen Show

    4 1956 HD

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  • 1953
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    The Oscars

    The Oscars

    6.923 1953 HD

    El premio Óscar –también llamado «premio de la Academia» o en inglés: Academy Award– es un premio...

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  • 1967
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    The Carol Burnett Show

    The Carol Burnett Show

    7.473 1967 HD

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  • 1956
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    Premios Tony

    Premios Tony

    5 1956 HD

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  • 1956
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    Premios Tony

    Premios Tony

    5 1956 HD

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  • 1968
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    The Dick Cavett Show

    The Dick Cavett Show

    6.559 1968 HD

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  • 1950
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    What's My Line?

    What's My Line?

    6.619 1950 HD

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  • 1963
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    The Danny Kaye Show

    The Danny Kaye Show

    6.3 1963 HD

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  • 1948
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    The Ed Sullivan Show

    The Ed Sullivan Show

    6.529 1948 HD

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  • 1971
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    The Pearl Bailey Show

    The Pearl Bailey Show

    1 1971 HD

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  • 1959
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    The Big Party

    The Big Party

    1 1959 HD

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  • 1961
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    The Mike Douglas Show

    The Mike Douglas Show

    4.833 1961 HD

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  • 1962
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    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

    7.3 1962 HD

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