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Bill Bailey (III) (1912–1978)

Bill Bailey was born on December 8, 1912 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Cabin in the Sky (1943), Going Native (1936) and Beale Street Revue (1955). He was married to Pernell. He died on December 12, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. See full bio »

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Show Time at the Apollo Self - Tap Dancer


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 1943 Cabin in the Sky
Bill (as dancer Taking A Chance On Love)
 1936 Going Native (Short)
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 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue (Documentary) (performer: "Waiting for the Sunrise")
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Harlem Variety Revue ... (performer: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise")
 1943 Cabin in the Sky (performer: "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940) - uncredited)
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 1971 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Pearl Bailey (1971) ... Self
 1955 Beale Street Revue
 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue (Documentary)
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series)
Self - Tap Dancer
- Variety Time ... Self - Tap Dancer
- Rhythm in Harlem ... Self - Tap Dancer
- Harlem Variety Revue ... Self - Tap Dancer
- Beale Street Revue ... Self - Tap Dancer
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 2021 Explained (TV Series documentary)
Self - Dancer
- Dance Crazes (2021) ... Self - Dancer

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dancer Taking A Chance On Love


Pernell  (his death)  (11 children)

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According to the NY Times: survived by his wife, Pernell, four sons and seven daughters. See more »

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