Pearl Bailey – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

Pearl Bailey died at age 72, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding stage actress Pearl Bailey's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

African-American singer and actress who won a Tony Award for her performance in an all-black Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! Her other Broadway credits include House of Flowers and St. Louis Woman.

She began her performing arts career as a Philadelphia-based nightclub singer and a United Service Organizations (USO) touring singer.

Her film credits include roles in Porgy & Bess, Isn’t It Romantic?, and St. Louis Blues.

How did Pearl Bailey die?

Pearl Bailey's death was caused by heart problems.

Death. Bailey died at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia on August 17, 1990. An autopsy confirmed the death was caused by the narrowing of the coronary artery. Bailey had suffered from heart problems for over thirty years.

Information about the death of Pearl Bailey
Cause of deathheart problems
Age of death72 years
ProfessionStage Actress
BirthdayMarch 29, 1918
Death dateAugust 17, 1990
Place of deathThomas Jefferson University Hospital - Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of burialN/A


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"A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive."

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"A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing."

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"There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while."

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"Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible."

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