In 1954, she took the role of Frankie in the film version of Carmen Jones, and her rendition of Beat Me That Rhythm on the Drum is one of the highlights of the film. During the 1970s she had her own television show, and she also provided voices for animations such as Tubby the Tuba (1976) and Disney's The Fox and the Hound (1981).
She was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom on October 17, 1988. She was married to jazz drummer Louie Bellson.
Pearl Bailey Facts
|Birth Name||Pearl Mae Bailey|
|Birthday||March 29, 1918|
|Date of death||August 17, 1990 (age 72)|
|Awards||1977 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award|