In 1986, Pearl won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming playing Martha Dermody on The ABC Afterschool Special: Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale.
In 1975, Pearl was appointed as a special ambassador to the United Nations by President Gerald Ford.
On August 31, 1948 Pearl married John Randolph Pinkett. The couple divorced in March 1952. The couple had no children together.
In 1975, Pearl was nominated for a Golden Apple in the category of Female Star of the Year.
At Joan Crawford's funeral, Pearl sang "He'll Understand."
In 1977, Pearl was honored with the Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Pearl: I am not a gourmet chick.
Pearl: What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.