Carmen Jones (film)
(Movies & TV)
Louie Bellson
Cab Calloway
Alberta Hunter
Bessie Smith

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Pearl Bailey

Knowledge Identifier: +Pearl_Bailey


Pearl Bailey

American actress and singer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1918.

Countries: United States (77%), (6%), United Kingdom (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Carmen Jones (film), Louie Bellson, Cab Calloway

Linked to: Georgetown University, Republican Party, New York Mets, United Nations




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Pearl Bailey was born in 1918 add something


J. Russel Robinson - "Aggravatin' Papa" was composed with Roy Turk and Addie Britt and was recorded by Alberta Hunter in 1923 with Fletcher Henderson's Dance Orchestra and by Bessie Smith and Pearl Bailey


Hot Lips Page - He was the leader of the house band at the Apollo Theater during the early 1940s, and he recorded duets with Pearl Bailey on "The Hucklebuck" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" in 1949


In 1941, during World War II, Bailey toured the country with the USO, performing for American troops add something


Carmen Jones (film) - Harry Belafonte, a folk singer who recently had introduced Calypso music to a mainstream audience, had only one film to his credit, but he had just won the Tony *award and Theatre World *award for his performance in "John Murray Anderson's Almanac", and Preminger cast him as Joe. 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


Tony Bennett - In 1949, Pearl Bailey recognized Benedetto's talent and asked him to open for her in Greenwich Village


Greenwich Village - Notable performers there included among others: Pearl Bailey, Count_Basie, Nat King Cole, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Burl Ives, Lead Belly, Anita O'Day, Charlie Parker, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Paul Robeson, Kay Starr, Art Tatum, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Josh White, Teddy Wilson, Lester Young, and The Weavers, who in Christmas 1949, played at the Village Vanguard


Dinah Shore - Broadcast live and in NBC's famous "Living Color," this variety show was one of the most popular of the 1950s and early 1960s and featured the television debuts of stars of the era, such as Yves Montand and Maureen O'Hara, and featured Dinah in performances alongside Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and Pearl Bailey


Don Redman - In the 1950s he was music director for singer Pearl Bailey


Her rendition of "Takes Two to Tango" hit the top ten in 1952 add something


On November 19, 1952, Bailey married jazz drummer Louie Bellson in London add something


In 1954, she took the role of Frankie in the film version of "Carmen Jones", and her rendition of "Beat Out That Rhythm on the Drum" is one of the highlights of the film add something


Madame Sul-Te-Wan - In 1954, Sul-Te-Wan appeared in the Otto Preminger directed and nearly entirely African-American cast musical drama "Carmen Jones" opposite Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll and Pearl Bailey as Dandridge's grandmother


Alvin Ailey - In 1954, he and his friend Carmen De Lavallade were invited to New York to dance in the Broadway show, "House of Flowers" by Truman Capote, starring Pearl Bailey and Diahann Carroll


Arthur Mitchell (dancer) - In addition, in 1954 Mitchell performed in the musical "House of Flowers", alongside Geoffrey Holder, Alvin Ailey and Pearl Bailey


In 1959, she played the role of Maria in the film version of "Porgy and Bess", starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge add something


Though she was originally considered for the part of Annie Johnson in the 1959 film Imitation of Life, the part went to Juanita Moore, for which Moore received an Academy award nomination add something


Samuel Goldwyn - In his final film, made in 1959, Samuel Goldwyn brought together African-American actors Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Pearl Bailey in a film rendition of the George Gershwin opera, "Porgy and Bess"


Morgan Freeman - He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The Nigger Lovers (about the civil rights era "Freedom Riders"), before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly/, which starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway.


Cab Calloway - In 1967, Calloway co-starred opposite Pearl Bailey as Horace Vandergelder in an all-black cast change of Hello, Dolly/ on Broadway during its original run.


She was awarded the Bronze Medallion in 1968 and a Presidential Medal of Freedom on October 17, 1988 add something


Bailey, a Republican, was appointed by President Richard Nixon as America's "Ambassador of Love" in 1970 add something


During the 1970s she had her own television show, and she provided voices for animations such as "Tubby the Tuba" and Disney's "The Fox and the Hound" add something


In 1975 she was appointed special ambassador to the United Nations by President Gerald Ford add something


She attended several meetings of the United Nations and later appeared in a campaign ad for President Gerald Ford in the 1976 election add something


Ella Fitzgerald - Fitzgerald made a one-off appearance alongside Sarah Vaughan and Pearl Bailey on a 1979 television special honoring Bailey.


She sang the national anthem prior to game 1 of the 1981 World Series between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers at "Yankee Stadium" add something


Dana Hill - In 1982, Hill played Sherry Dunlap, the daughter of Albert Finney and Diane Keaton in "Shoot the Moon" That same year, she played Frankie Addams, the lead character in the made-for-TV adaptation of "The Member of the Wedding", co-starring with Pearl Bailey


She earned a B.A. in theology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 1985 add something


On January 19, 1985, she appeared on the nationally-televised broadcast of the 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, the night before the second inauguration of Ronald Reagan add something


In 1988 Bailey received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Reagan add something

Pearl Bailey died in 1990 add something


Pearl Bailey died at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia on August 17, 1990 add something


Louie Bellson - After Pearl Bailey's death in 1990, he married his second wife, Francine in September 1992


Tony Bellson died in 2004, and Dee Dee Bellson, at age 49, died July 4, 2009, five months after her father, Louie Bellson, who died on Valentine's Day 2009 add something


Dee Dee Bellson died on July 4, 2009 at the age of 49, five months after her father, who died on Valentine's Day 2009 add something