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Pearl Bailey with her husband, John Randolph Pinkett in 1950, photo by Carl Van Vetchen. ”

Happy 82nd Birthday to James Earl Jones! Mr. Jones, who is almost as handsome as his father, Robert Earl Jones (!), was born 82 years ago today in Arkabutla, Mississippi! This photo was taken on May 29, 1961 by Carl Van Vechten.

Pearl Bailey and Husband Louis Bellson - Jet Magazine, April 9, 1953

For more than 50 years, Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade, have shared a marriage filled with theater, dance, art, travel, and a true meeting of the minds. She is an iconic dancer, teacher, choreographer and visual artist. He is a dancer, choreographer, painter, avid art collector, actor, Tony Award-winning director and costume designer. Read their story at the link.


Actress Susan Kohner Autograph Hand Signed Photo

Actress Susan Kohner Autograph Hand Signed Photo - Comes with certificate of…

Eartha Kitt, husband, and daughter

Pearl Mae Bailey was a famous actress and singer and Louie Bellson was a famous jazz drummer, composer and bandleader. Bellson was Duke Ellington’s first white musician and met Bailey after being introduced by a trombone player. After a courtship lasting just four days they were married, in London.

Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 17th, 1917 - June 15th, 1996) Billie Holiday (April 7th, 1915 - June 17th, 1959) Thelma Carpenter (January 15th, 1922 - May 14th, 1997) Lena Horne (June 30th, 1917 - May 9th, 2010) Sarah Vaughan (March 27th, 1954 - April 3rd, 1990) Pearl Bailey (March 29th, 1918 - August 17th, 1990)

This extraordinary actress has the most luminescent skin I've ever seen on anyone.--CH Marion Cotillard