Born in , Pearl Bailey became a jazz icon. Through Broadway shows and Hollywood movies, Bailey became known throughout the culture for her acting and singing talents. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in Pearl Bailey passed away in in her Philadelphia home. On November 19, , she married Louis Bellson, Jr. In , Bailey was awarded an honorary degree from Georgetown University. Bailey made a living as a singer, stage performer, and author. She was a vocalist with such bands as Count Basie and Cootie Williams. In , she made her Broadway debut in St.
Here are some well-known faces from Sundance over the years, as they brought their early movies to the festival. See the full gallery. Sign In. Pearl Bailey — Soundtrack Actress Writer. Up this week.
Louis Woman in Her rendition of " Takes Two to Tango " hit the top ten in She graduated from Booker T.