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Her father Joseph was a minister and her mother was named Ella Mae.
Her real name was Pearly Mae but her parents anticipated she would
be a boy and when a girl was born she was nicknamed "Dickie". She
spent her early life in Wash. DC where she received her early
education. Bailey frequently appeared in the Old Howard theater in
downtown Wash. As a young woman she toured the Pennsylvania mining
towns as a dancer and later as a singer in Vaudeville. She starred
in the film St. Louis Blues opposite Nat King Cole, which was the
biography of W.C. Handy. Her greatest theater role was in the
broadway musical "Hello Dolly".
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).
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