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Pearl Bailey

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Birth Place: U.S.
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks, Vocals

Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in ''St. Louis Woman '' in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of ''Hello, Dolly!'' in 1968. In 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special, ''Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale''. Her rendition of "Takes Two to Tango" hit the top ten in 1952.

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