Pearl Bailey

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United States singer (1918-1990)

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Big band and jazz drummer Louie Bellson, a master musician who performed with such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and his late wife, Pearl Bailey, died Feb.
Bellson, of white American Italian immigrant stock, also hit the news with his marriage to black singer Pearl Bailey, in London in 1952, to avoid censure in the US.
In a statement, his mother Pearl Bailey, from Southend, said that in October last year he unsuccessfully tried to gas himself in his car and two months later he was stopped by chaplains at Beachy Head.
Some past winners and honorees include Maya Angelou for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House, 1971); Shirley Chisholm for Unbought and Unbossed (Houghton Mifflin, 1970); Pearl Bailey for Duey's Tale (Harcourt, 1975); Ossie Davis for Escape to Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass (Viking, 1979); and Sidney Poitier for This Life (Knopf, 1981).
Using her childhood dreams as a launching pad for her musical reveries, Hodges works her way magnificently through the vocal personas of Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson.
Tony Bennett came second to Rosemary Clooney in a talent contest before Hope heard him performing with Pearl Bailey at a club in Greenwich Village in 1950, and booked him for his own show at the Paramount Theatre, where Columbia Records' supremo Mitch Miller was much taken by Bennett's rendition of Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
Lee and Douglas MacArthur, poet Edgar Allen Poe, singers Patsy Cline and Pearl Bailey, astronaut Alan Shepard and tennis great Arthur Ashe.
Soon he's humming "Careless Love" next to Pearl Bailey who, playing his aunt, wants to know "What kind of love is that?
In addition, he made concert and festival appearances around the world and toured extensively with Louis Armstrong, Pearl Bailey, and Bing Crosby.
In its theaters and nightclubs he discovered black idols, from Pearl Bailey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne and Duke Ellington, who became his favorite composer, to Katherine Dunham, whose lush, lavish, all-black Tropical Revue thrilled him.
Lee Bailey and find out later the work was done by Pearl Bailey," he said.
It's like Pearl Bailey told me: "Son, I could start you out, but it's gonna take ten years before you learn how to work on the stage.
The first version of the play, starring Ruby Hill as Della and a young Pearl Bailey in a supporting role, was significant because of its all-black cast.
President Ronald Reagan hosted Mikhail Gorbachev, and invited the legendary Pearl Bailey to entertain.
originally starred Carol Channing on Broadway, followed by a series of leading ladies from the screen and stage, including Ginger Rogers, Pearl Bailey, Betty Grable, Martha Raye, Mary Martin and Ethel Merman.