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Pearl Bailey (1918–1990)

Her father Joseph was a minister and her mother was named Ella Mae. Her birth name was Pearly Mae but her parents anticipated she would be a boy and when a girl was born she was nicknamed "Dickie". Her brother was entertainer Bill Bailey (1912-1978). She spent her early life in Washington DC where she received her early education. Bailey ... See full bio »

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 1989 Peter Gunn (TV Movie)
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Martha Dermody
- Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale (1985) ... Martha Dermody
 1984-1985 Silver Spoons (TV Series)
Lulu Baker
- What's Cookin'? (1985) ... Lulu Baker
- Lulu's Back in Town (1984) ... Lulu Baker
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Millie Washington
 1975 Tubby the Tuba
Mrs. Elephant (voice)
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and High Spirits")
 1970 The Landlord
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
- The People Trap (1966)
 1959 Porgy and Bess
 1958 St. Louis Blues
Aunt Hagar
 1956 That Certain Feeling
Augusta aka Gussie
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Corinne Bailey (1982)
 1954 Carmen Jones
 1948 Isn't It Romantic?
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeaed (as "Dolly") in 'Jerry Herman' (qav)'s musical, "Hello, Dolly! Black Version" on Broadway. St. James Theater. Also in cast: Cab Calloway. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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I am not a gourmet chick. See more »


Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1989. See more »


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