Pearl Bailey

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Pearl Bailey
Birth name Pearl Mae Bailey
Born March 29, 1918 in Newport News, Virginia, USA
Died August 17, 1990 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA from heart failure
Years Active 1936–1989



Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Love, American Style 5x04E - Love and High Spirits October 5, 1973
The Love Boat Millie Washington 1x14 - Isaac's Double Standard / One More Time / Chimpanzeeshines January 14, 1978
As the World Turns Corinne Bailey Episode 6691 March 9, 1982
Silver Spoons Lulu Baker 3x12 - Lulu's Back in Town December 30, 1984
Silver Spoons Lulu Baker 3x15 - What's Cookin'? January 27, 1985

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Member of the Wedding Bernice Sadie Brown December 20, 1982 NBC Live Theater
Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale Martha Dermody October 9, 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials
Peter Gunn Mother April 23, 1989 ABC Sunday Night Movie

Talk Show Appearances

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Variety Girl Pearl Bailey 1947
Isn't It Romantic Addie 1948
Carmen Jones Frankie 1954
That Certain Feeling Augusta aka Gussie 1956
St. Louis Blues Aunt Hagar 1958
Porgy and Bess Maria 1959
All the Fine Young Cannibals Ruby 1960
The Landlord Marge 1970
Tubby the Tuba Mrs. Elephant (voice) 1975
Norman... Is That You? Beatrice Chambers 1976
The Fox and the Hound Big Mama (voice) 1981

Album History


Episodes Written

Series Episode Airdate Credit
The Pearl Bailey Show 1x01 - Louis Armstrong/Bing Crosby/Andy Williams January 23, 1971

Awards and Accolades

Daytime Emmy Awards

(1 Win)

  • Won: Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming (1986)
ABC Afterschool Specials

For episode "Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale"

Laurel Awards

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Top Female Musical Performance (1960)
Porgy and Bess