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Pearl Bailey

Pearl BaileyAKA Pearl Mae Bailey

Born: 29-Mar-1918
Birthplace: Newport News, VA
Died: 17-Aug-1990
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester, PA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Appointed by Nixon as Ambassador of Love

Appointed by Richard M. Nixon in 1970 as "Ambassador of Love."

Father: Joseph (minister)
Mother: Ella Mae
Husband: Louie Bellson (3rd, drummer, m. 1952, until her death, 1 son and 1 daughter adopted)

    University: BA Theology, Georgetown University (1985, at age 67)

    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1988
    Tony 1967 for the black version of Hello, Dolly!
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7080 Hollywood Blvd (recordings)

    Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale (9-Oct-1985) · Martha Dermody
    The Fox and the Hound (10-Jul-1981) [VOICE]
    Norman... Is That You? (29-Sep-1976)
    The Landlord (20-May-1970) · Marge
    All the Fine Young Cannibals (22-Sep-1960)
    Porgy and Bess (24-Jun-1959)
    St. Louis Blues (7-Apr-1958)
    That Certain Feeling (4-Jun-1956)
    Carmen Jones (5-Oct-1954) · Frankie
    Isn't It Romantic? (6-Oct-1948)
    Variety Girl (29-Aug-1947) · Herself

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