Pearl Bailey’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

August 17, 1990

Age of Death

72 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure


Stage Actress

The stage actress Pearl Bailey died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

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.

Her brother, Bill Bailey, had a career as a tap dancer. Her second husband, Louie Bellson, was a jazz percussionist.



“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.” (Pearl Bailey)


“A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.” (Pearl Bailey)


“The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.” (Pearl Bailey)


“You cannot belong to anyone else, until you belong to yourself.” (Pearl Bailey)


“We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us – not our effects on others.” (Pearl Bailey)