Quote of the Day: Pearl Bailey

Tony Award Winning Actress and Singer

Tony Award Winning Actress and Singer

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

Pearl Bailey, born in Southampton County, VA, made her performing debut at the young age of 15. After winning a talent contest at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater Bailey began her career by performing in nightclubs along the East Coast. Performing with musicians including the great Cab Calloway, Bailey made an indellible mark on the entertainment industry. Her performance in an all-Black Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968 earned Bailey a Tony Award. She will forever be known for her sultry voice and jocular personality.


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