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 received a Special 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.

In 1976, she became the first African-American to receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on October 17, 1988.

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1957Pearl Bailey Sings for Adults OnlyPearl Bailey1
1957The One and Only Pearl Bailey SingsPearl Bailey1
1960More Songs for Adults OnlyPearl Bailey1
1968The Real PearlPearl Bailey1
1974Pearl Bailey and Louie BellsonPearl Bailey & Louie Bellson1
2009AbroadPearl Bailey1
2009Pearl Bailey Sings Porgy & Bess and Other Gershwin MelodiesPearl Bailey1
The Blues Featuring Pearl BaileyPearl Bailey1

Album + Compilation

199116 Most Requested SongsPearl Bailey1
2000Ain't She Sweet!Pearl Bailey1
2001PersonalityPearl Bailey1
2001The Chronological Classics: Pearl Bailey 1944-1947Pearl Bailey1
2003The Chronological Classics: Pearl Bailey 1947-1950Pearl Bailey1
2004For Adults Only / More Songs for Adults OnlyPearl Bailey1
2004Takes Two to TangoPearl Bailey1
2013Forever Pearl BaileyPearl Bailey1

Album + Live

1991The King Cole Trios - Live: 1947-1948Nat King Cole Featuring Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Pearl Bailey1


1947A Little Learnin' Is a Dang'rous ThingFrank Sinatra and Pearl Bailey4


1945He Didn’t Ask Me / The Quicker I Gets to Where I’m Goin’ / Cancel the Flowers / The Train SongPearl Bailey / The Charioteers1
1945Sleepy Time Gal / Tired / Fifteen YearsT/Sgt. Jack Leonard and His V‐Disc Friends / Pearl Bailey1
1946Personality / Helen of Troy / China BoyPearl Bailey / Woody Herman and His Orchestra / Muggsy Spanier and His V‐Disc Jazz Band1
I Ain't Got NobodyPearl Bailey1

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