Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey

Highest Rated: 92% The Landlord (1970)

Lowest Rated: 13% Isn't It Romantic? (1948)

Birthday: Mar 29, 1918

Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, USA

This Broadway musical star was noted for her trademark song delivery in which she interrupted a number to make comic asides to the audience. Bailey began her career performing in amateur shows and as a band singer in vaudeville and cabarets where she was known at first as the younger sister of dancer Bill Bailey. By the mid-1940s, she had evolved her own unique style of delivery--a slyly sultry and husky drawl--and her superb comic timing which she displayed in her hit recording "Tired" and her show-stopping performance in the 1946 Broadway musical "St. Louis Woman."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter Gunn Mother (Character) - 1989
70% 78% The Fox and the Hound Big Mama (Voice) $23.6M 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tubby the Tuba Mrs. Elephant (Voice) - 1977
No Score Yet 70% Norman... Is That You? Beatrice Chambers (Character) - 1976
92% 79% The Landlord Marge (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Fine Young Cannibals Ruby (Character) - 1960
83% 77% Porgy and Bess Maria (Character) - 1959
56% 79% St. Louis Blues Aunt Hagar (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Certain Feeling Augusta/Gussie (Character) - 1956
77% 78% Carmen Jones Frankie (Character) - 1954
13% No Score Yet Isn't It Romantic? Addie (Character) - 1948

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1966 1964 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1964

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