Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsPearl Bailey
IN THE NEWS

Pearl Bailey

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Mourners wound around the block today to say farewell to singer Pearl Bailey. Deliverance Evangelical Evangelistic Church opened its doors at 10 a.m. for the viewing. The service and burial was set for later today. "I think they should have opened the doors last night," said the Rev. Steven Parks, the West Oak Lane Church of God associate pastor who was among the first inside. Miss Bailey was 72 when she died Friday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after collapsing in her hotel room.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
May 1, 2013 | By Jay Jones
The unique history of the Moulin Rouge, a long-ago Las Vegas resort, will be remembered May 23 during a special event at the city's Neon Museum . The museum's display of neon signage is the final resting place for the giant sign that adorned the front of the Moulin Rouge, which suffered a devastating fire in 2003. The hotel-casino, opened in May 1955, the hotel-casino was a refuge for African Americans in a then-segregated Las Vegas. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. and will include a screening of parts of the documentary, “The Misunderstood Legend of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge,” by local filmmaker Stan Armstrong.
Advertisement
NEWS
July 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Pearl Bailey will undergo surgery Wednesday to replace her left knee. The 72-year-old entertainer was scheduled to enter Pennsylvania Hospital today for a two-week stay, said hospital spokeswoman Laura Feragen. Bailey suffers degenerative arthritis, in which the cartilage covering the ends of bones and joints wears away, causing the bones to rub together, Feragen said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Byron Palmer Broadway, TV actor Byron Palmer, 89, an actor and singer who broke through in the late 1940s in the hit Broadway musical "Where's Charley?" and later co-starred on the TV show "This Is Your Music," died of natural causes Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family announced. Born June 21, 1920, in Los Angeles, he was the second of four children of Harlan G. Palmer, publisher of the old Hollywood Citizen News, and his wife, Ethelyn.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 1990 | From Times wire services
Pearl Bailey is feeling well after surgery for replacement of an arthritic left knee, her surgeon said. The 72-year-old singer and actress received a metal-and-plastic joint Wednesday at Pennsylvania Hospital in her native Philadelphia. Bailey will remain in the hospital for about two weeks and undergo therapy and exercises for up to two months at home in Arizona, said Dr. Richard Rothman. Rothman said Bailey was awake for most of the 55-minute operation, which he said was "a great success.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1990 | From United Press International
Jazz and blues singer Pearl Bailey will be buried in Philadelphia, where she spent much of her early career, her road manager said. "Her husband felt it was best since her family is here and she was raised up in Philadelphia. That's why we're having it here," said E. B. Smith, Bailey's manager for 23 years. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
The death of Pearl Bailey, who died Friday at 72, marks a loss not only to show business, but to music, to the world of diplomacy (in recent years she had spent much of her time as a delegate to the United Nations) and to all of us who knew and loved her.
NEWS
September 21, 1989 | From United Press International
President Bush on Wednesday selected Broadway star Pearl Bailey and eight other diplomats, members of Congress and business executives to serve on the U.S. delegation to the 44th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
NEWS
August 26, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
A New York-bound Amtrak train carrying singer Pearl Bailey slammed into a stalled steel-laden truck early today, injuring 52 people and derailing 15 cars, authorities said. Bailey and her husband, drummer Louis Bellson, were not injured in the accident, said Ken Seymour, executive director of the Richland County American Red Cross. The singer--clad in a nightgown, robe and sneakers--addressed fellow passengers through a bullhorn, urging them not to panic.
NEWS
August 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Pearl Bailey, the actress and singer with the sexy, throaty drawl and droll sense of humor who once was called America's "ambassador of love," died Friday at age 72. An official at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she died, refused to provide further details. The entertainer had a history of heart problems. "Pearl Bailey was the mother of the world," said Stan Irwin, her manager for 25 years. "She was a very spiritual woman and she never recognized color.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2009 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Dee Dee Bellson, 49, the daughter of Broadway entertainer and singer Pearl Bailey and jazz drummer Louie Bellson who went on to craft her own singing career, died July 4 at her home in Charlottesville, Va., after a heart attack, according to her friend and producer Rod Nave. Bailey and Louis Bellson married in London in 1952 and later adopted two children, Dee Dee and Tony. The family settled in Northridge. Dee Dee, who was born April 20, 1960, often traveled with her mother on tour.
OPINION
February 21, 2009
Re "Louie Bellson, 1924-2009," Obituary, Feb. 17 In the mid-'70s, my band was on the road at the Holiday Inn in Modesto. The drummer and I sat at the pool one afternoon. The only others there were Pearl Bailey and Louie Bellson. We introduced ourselves as members of the band performing in the lounge. Bellson invited us to sit down, and we spent the next half an hour or so talking music. That night Bailey and Bellson listened to our first set. They were gracious and full of enthusiasm, and they encouraged us to follow our dreams.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1991
Concerning Leonard Feather's "24 Years of High Notes," Feb. 17: The caption for Pearl Bailey's photo says she is flashing "I love you" in sign language. Actually she must be gesturing either "Hook 'em Horns" or "Hang loose," because "I love you" required an extended thumb, not a closed one, to signify the letter L. CHRIS LEVERICH Marina del Rey
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
The show must and does go on. For Louie Bellson, back in Los Angeles to prepare for his week at Disneyland that begins Sunday, it has been a traumatic time. After the funeral of his wife, Pearl Bailey, he flew west from Philadelphia, spent a day at their home at Lake Havasu, Ariz., then moved in temporarily with his brother, Hank, in the San Fernando Valley. It has also been a time for much decision-making. Friends and family agreed that his career had to continue.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Mourners wound around the block today to say farewell to singer Pearl Bailey. Deliverance Evangelical Evangelistic Church opened its doors at 10 a.m. for the viewing. The service and burial was set for later today. "I think they should have opened the doors last night," said the Rev. Steven Parks, the West Oak Lane Church of God associate pastor who was among the first inside. Miss Bailey was 72 when she died Friday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after collapsing in her hotel room.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
The death of Pearl Bailey, who died Friday at 72, marks a loss not only to show business, but to music, to the world of diplomacy (in recent years she had spent much of her time as a delegate to the United Nations) and to all of us who knew and loved her.
NEWS
August 18, 1990 | From the Associated Press
Pearl Bailey, a Southern preacher's daughter who became a top performer best known for her throaty rendition of "Hello Dolly," died Friday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She was 72. A hospital official refused to provide further details. The singer, dancer, humorist and homespun philosopher--Pearlie Mae to friends--had suffered from a recurring heart condition since the early 1960s. "Singing does bring out the soreness," she once said.
NEWS
August 18, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pearl Bailey, the preacher's daughter who sang and danced her way from Depression coal mining towns to Broadway and the hearts of America as the star of the black "Hello, Dolly!" more than 20 years ago, died Friday in Philadelphia. She was 72. "Pearlie Mae," as she was known to her friends, died at 6:12 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, according to the Philadelphia medical examiner's office. The cause of death was not immediately known. Officials said an autopsy will be performed.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1990 | From United Press International
Jazz and blues singer Pearl Bailey will be buried in Philadelphia, where she spent much of her early career, her road manager said. "Her husband felt it was best since her family is here and she was raised up in Philadelphia. That's why we're having it here," said E. B. Smith, Bailey's manager for 23 years. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m.
NEWS
August 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Pearl Bailey, the actress and singer with the sexy, throaty drawl and droll sense of humor who once was called America's "ambassador of love," died Friday at age 72. An official at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she died, refused to provide further details. The entertainer had a history of heart problems. "Pearl Bailey was the mother of the world," said Stan Irwin, her manager for 25 years. "She was a very spiritual woman and she never recognized color.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|