Pearl Bailey

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Bailey in July 1946

Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress, entertainer, and singer. She was known for her roles in St. Louis Women, Hello, Dolly!, and in Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale. She won an Grammy Award in 1959, an Emmy Award in 1968, an Screen Actors Guild Award in 1976, and an Tony Award in 1986.

Bailey was born on March 29, 1918 in Southampton County, Virginia. She was married to John Randolph Pinkett from 1948 until they divorced in 1952. Then she was married to Louie Bellson from 1952 until her death in 1990. They had two children, one adopted. Bailey died on August 17, 1990 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was aged 72.

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