Pearl Bailey

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Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer.wikipedia
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Takes Two to Tango (song)

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Her rendition of "Takes Two to Tango" hit the top ten in 1952.
Two versions of the song, by Pearl Bailey and by Louis Armstrong, charted in 1952.

Lynne Carter

Her support of female impersonator Lynne Carter led him to credit Bailey with launching his career.
He began his performance career in 1947 in a Chicago nightclub where he met Pearl Bailey, who became an early supporter of his act.

Hello, Dolly! (musical)

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In 1967, Bailey and Cab Calloway headlined an all-black cast version of Hello, Dolly! The touring version was so successful, producer David Merrick took it to Broadway where it played to sold-out houses and revitalized the long running musical.
After Channing left the show, Merrick employed prominent actresses to play Dolly, including Ginger Rogers, who started on August 9, 1965; Martha Raye, starting on February 27, 1967; Betty Grable, from June 12, 1967 to November 5, 1967; Pearl Bailey (in an all-black version) starting on November 12, 1967; Phyllis Diller, as of December 26, 1969; and Ethel Merman (after having turned down the lead at the show's inception) from March 28, 1970 to December 27, 1970.

Bill Bailey (dancer)

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Her brother Bill Bailey was beginning his own career as a tap dancer, and suggested she enter an amateur contest at the Pearl Theatre in Philadelphia.
He was the brother of Pearl Bailey.

The Pearl Bailey Show

Bailey hosted her own variety series on ABC, The Pearl Bailey Show (January–May 1971) which featured many notable guests, including Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong (one of his last appearances before his death).
A Cooper-Finkel Company production in association with the Pearl Bailey Production Corporation, the show starred veteran entertainer Pearl Bailey.

The Fox and the Hound

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Following her 1971 television series, she provided voices for animations such as Tubby the Tuba (1976) and Disney's The Fox and the Hound (1981).
Directed by Ted Berman, Richard Rich, and Art Stevens, the film features the voices of Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson, Sandy Duncan, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram, John Fiedler, John McIntire, Dick Bakalyan, Paul Winchell, Keith Mitchell, and Corey Feldman.

St. Louis Woman

In 1946, Bailey made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman.
The original cast included Robert Pope (Badfoot), Harold Nicholas (Little Augie), Fayard Nicholas (Barney), June Hawkins (Lilli), Pearl Bailey (Butterfly), Ruby Hill (Della Green), Rex Ingram (Biglow Brown), and Milton J. Williams (Mississippi).

Cab Calloway

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Her solo successes as a nightclub performer were followed by acts with such entertainers as Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington.
In 1967, he co-starred with Pearl Bailey as Horace Vandergelder in an all-black cast of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway during its original run.

Louie Bellson

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On November 19, 1952, Bailey married the jazz drummer Louie Bellson in London.
Bellson and his wife, actress and singer Pearl Bailey (married from 1952 until Bailey's death in 1990), had the second highest number of appearances at the White House (only Bob Hope had more).

Apollo Theater

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She later won a similar competition at Harlem's famous Apollo Theater and decided to pursue a career in entertainment.
Other performers whose careers started at the Apollo include Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Sammy Davis Jr., James Brown & The Famous Flames, King Curtis, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Parliament-Funkadelic, Wilson Pickett, The Miracles, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Rush Brown, Stephanie Mills, Dionne Warwick, Bobby Short, The Jackson 5, Patti Austin, Patti LaBelle, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, The Isley Brothers, Lauryn Hill, Sarah Vaughan, Jazmine Sullivan, Ne-Yo, and Machine Gun Kelly.

Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town

Early in the television medium, Bailey guest starred on CBS's Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town.

Tubby the Tuba (1975 film)

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Following her 1971 television series, she provided voices for animations such as Tubby the Tuba (1976) and Disney's The Fox and the Hound (1981).
In order for it to compete with the works of children's film leader Disney, he rounded up a celebrity cast (led by Dick Van Dyke and Pearl Bailey), as well as Tripp, the librettist, and a man known as "the dean of Broadway musical directors," Lehman Engel.

Pearl Theatre (Philadelphia)

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Her brother Bill Bailey was beginning his own career as a tap dancer, and suggested she enter an amateur contest at the Pearl Theatre in Philadelphia.
Pearl Bailey was discovered at the theatre, where she entered and won the theatre's amateur song and dance contest and was to be paid $35 a week to perform there for two weeks, however, the theatre closed during her engagement and she was never paid.

St. Louis Blues (1958 film)

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It stars jazz and blues greats Nat "King" Cole, Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, and Barney Bigard, as well as gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and actress Ruby Dee.

Louis Armstrong

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Bailey hosted her own variety series on ABC, The Pearl Bailey Show (January–May 1971) which featured many notable guests, including Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong (one of his last appearances before his death).
His honorary pallbearers included Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Pearl Bailey, Count Basie, Harry James, Frank Sinatra, Ed Sullivan, Earl Wilson, Alan King, Johnny Carson and David Frost.

Porgy and Bess (film)

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Her Carmen Jones co-stars Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters, and Diahann Carroll also accepted roles, but all of them had concerns about how their characters would be portrayed.

Norman... Is That You?

Norman... Is That You? is a 1976 American comedy film directed by George Schlatter and starring Redd Foxx and Pearl Bailey.

The Landlord

made into a movie
Also in the cast are Lee Grant, Diana Sands, Pearl Bailey, and Louis Gossett Jr..

Isn't It Romantic? (1948 film)

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Supporting actors included Mona Freeman, Richard Webb and Pearl Bailey.

All the Fine Young Cannibals

All the Fine Young Cannibals is a 1960 American film directed by Michael Anderson, based on the novel by Rosamond Marshall starring Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Susan Kohner, George Hamilton, and Pearl Bailey.

That Certain Feeling (film)

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The cast also features Pearl Bailey and a young Jerry Mathers.

Carol Channing

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Besides Channing, six other stars played the title role during those seven years: Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Pearl Bailey, Phyllis Diller and Ethel Merman.

Carmen Jones (film)

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Pearl Bailey's sole screen credit was the 1948 film Isn't It Romantic?, but she had achieved success as a band singer and was familiar to television audiences from her appearances on Your Show of Shows, so she was assigned the role of Frankie.

Melodyland Christian Center

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Some of them who appeared there included Don Adams, Pearl Bailey, Lynn Bari, Joan Bennett, Bill Cosby, Pamela Britton, Johnny Carson, James Brown, Bobby Darin, The Dave Clark Five, Don DeFore, Andy Devine, Grateful Dead, Don Ho, Tab Hunter, Betty Hutton, Liza Minnelli, Martin Milner, Robert Paige, Jack Palance, Laurel & Hardy, Connie Stevens, Kaye Stevens and many others.