Pearl Bailey

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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.

Her rendition of "Takes Two to Tango" hit the top ten in 1952. She received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 1976 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom on October 17, 1988.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 16 Most Requested Songs Pearl Bailey 1
2004 For Adults Only / More Songs for Adults Only Pearl Bailey 1
2009 Abroad Pearl Bailey 1
2009 Pearl Bailey Sings Porgy & Bess and Other Gershwin Melodies Pearl Bailey 1
2013 Forever Pearl Bailey Pearl Bailey 1
Pearl Bailey and Louie Bellson Pearl Bailey & Louie Bellson 1
Personality Pearl Bailey 1
The Blues Featuring Pearl Bailey Pearl Bailey 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Chronological Classics: Pearl Bailey 1944-1947 Pearl Bailey 1
2003 The Chronological Classics: Pearl Bailey 1947-1950 Pearl Bailey 1
2004 Takes Two to Tango Pearl Bailey 1
Ain't She Sweet! Pearl Bailey 1

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