Pearl Bailey

  • Dates: March 29, 1918 - August 17, 1990
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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 won a 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.

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Me and My Shadow
performed by Pearl Bailey

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performed by Pearl Bailey