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

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Went to live with mother in Washington, DC after parents' divorce
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Entered amateur shows at age 15
1933:
Began career as touring singer/dancer; debut on the vaudeville stage at the Pearl Theatre in Philadelphia
1941:
First New York engagment (the Village Vanguard)
1943:
Toured with Cootie Williams's band
1946:
Broadway debut in the musical comedy "St. Louis Woman"
1947:
Film acting debut in "Variety Girl"
1948:
Appeared on the first telecast of Milton Berle's "Texaco Star Theater" (June)
1967:
Starred on Broadway in the all-black production of "Hello, Dolly!"
1969:
Appeared on a TV special with Carol Channing
1971:
Hosted own TV show, "The Pearl Bailey Show"

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