Tag: Pearl Bailey

When it’s all over but the paperwork

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. American actress and singer, Pearl Bailey, was born on this day in 1918 (died 1990). Growing up in the 20th Century and being a ground breaker as an African American performer through the era of segregation …

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365 Things I Believe: Everybody

American actress and singer Pearl Baily was born in Southampton County, Virginia on this day in 1918. She grew up in Newport News, making her singing debute at the age of 15. She went on to vaudeville and then Broadway. In 1968 she won the Tony Award for the lead roll in the all-black production …

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