American singerDied when: 72 years 141 days (868 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress, singer and author.After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St.
Louis Woman in 1946.She received a Special 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.In 1976, she became the first African-American to receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on October 17, 1988.