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Also Known As: Pearl Mae Bailey Died: August 17, 1990
Born: March 29, 1918 Cause of Death: probable heart attack
Birth Place: Newport News, Virginia, USA Profession: Cast ... singer actor dancer


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".


yeliabbailey ( 2009-02-18 )

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Joseph and Ella Mae had only 4 children: Bill, Eura, Pearl, and Virginia(Virgie, to family), I know this because I am the granddaughter of Eura Elizabeth's eldest son, William Wilson Lewis II. My mother Deborah Eura, has confirmed there were no other children born of their union.

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