Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey

Highest Rated: 93% 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."

Highest rated movies

The Landlord
Carmen Jones
Porgy and Bess
St. Louis Blues
Norman... Is That You?
Isn't It Romantic?




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
40% 70% Norman... Is That You? Beatrice Chambers (Character) - 1976
93% 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 50% All the Fine Young Cannibals Ruby (Character) - 1960
73% 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
78% 78% Carmen Jones Frankie (Character) - 1954
13% No Score Yet Isn't It Romantic? Addie (Character) - 1948


No Score Yet 100% 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 1955 1964 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1964