Pearl Bailey Show

ABC (ended 1971)


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Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • May 1, 1971
      May 1, 1971
      Episode 15
      Pearl's guests are Liberace and Miss Leontyne Price. Highlights: Leontyne sings "Io Sono L'Umile Ancella" from "Andrea Lecouvreur." Pearl & Leontyne duet with "I Love You Truly". Liberace performs "The Old Piano Roll Blues" & "Love Story". Pearl sings "Raindrops", "I Gotta Be Me" and "He'll Understand".
    • April 24, 1971
      April 24, 1971
      Episode 14
      Pearl's guests are Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald and Donna McKechnie, musical theater dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer. Highlights: Pearl sings "In My Solitude" Ella sings "Judy". Donna McKechnie performs a number from her hit Broadway show "Company".
    • April 17, 1971
      April 17, 1971
      Episode 13
      Pearl's guests are Gregory Peck, Mike Douglas, Carol Lawrence and comedienne Phyllis Diller. Highlights: Gregory Peck duets with Pearl on "Tea For Two". Carol Lawrence sings songs from her starring role in "West Side Story". Pearlie Mae who cooks "macaroni for the masses," a dish she once cooked for Mike. A hoe-down production number spotlights the show's singers and dancers.moreless
    • April 10, 1971
      April 10, 1971
      Episode 12
      Pearl's guests are Peggy Lee, Moms Mabley, Jazz pianist Erroll Garner, The Pastor Brothers and Bassist Ray Brown. Highlights: Peggy Lee sings "I Was Born in Love With Your" and "My Sweet Lord". Pearl sings "Rich Is" and "Supper Time". Pearl, Erroll, Louis, Ray perform "I Love You", "Strangers in the Night" and "The Man I Love". Erroll performs "Yesterday". The Pastor Brothers perform "Put A Little Love in Your Heart". Pearl & Moms Mabley perform "At the End of the Road" (also written by Moms).moreless
    • April 3, 1971
      April 3, 1971
      Episode 11
      Pearl's guests are Danny Thomas, singer/dancer Lola Falana, Jazz singing artist Carmen McRae and Exotic dancer Orie Sasaki. Highlights: Pearl and her guests acknowledge the coming baseball season with a multi-language version of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game". Lola Falana performs to "Fever". Danny Thomas & Pearl duet with "Old Folks". Carmen McRae sings "Bye Bye Blackbird". Orie Sasaki strums a ukulele as Pearl sings.moreless
    • March 27, 1971
      March 27, 1971
      Episode 10
      Pearl's guests are Douglas Fairbanks Jr., The Ike & Tina Turner Revue, "Hello, Dolly!" Producer David Merrick and comedian George Kirby. Highlights: Pearl sings "I Could Have Danced All Night", "Two by Two" and "A House Is Not a Home". Ike and Tina perform "Higher" and "Proud Mary". Douglas Fairbanks does "How to Handle a Woman". George performs "Walkin' Happy". Douglas & Pearl duet with "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face". Pearl, George, Douglas sing "Save the Country."moreless
    • March 20, 1971
      March 20, 1971
      Episode 9
      Pearl's guests are Debbie Reynolds, Jazz pianist Erroll Garner, Perle Mesta and Sarah Vaughan. Also with Louis Bellson Orchestra, the Bob Sidney Dancers and the Allan Davies Singers. Highlights: Pearl sings "Two Ladies in de Shade of de Banana Tree", "He Gives Me Love" and "I Never Met a Stranger". Debbie performs a "Rain" medley. Perle, Debbie, Sarah and Pearl sing "Star". Sarah Vaughan sings "Body and Soul" and "I Want to Be Happy". Erroll performs "For Once In My Life". Perle & Pearl duet with "Soft Shoe Song". Erroll, Pearl and Louis perform "Misty" and "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good.moreless
    • March 13, 1971
      March 13, 1971
      Episode 8
      Pearl's guests are Wayne Newton, Joan Rivers and Moms Mabley. Highlights: Wayne Newton sings "Me and Bobby McGee". Pearl and Wayne duet on "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You". Moms sings "Don't Sit on the Bed". Pearl and the dancers perform to "Stompin' at the Savoy".
    • March 6, 1971
      March 6, 1971
      Episode 7
      Pearl's guests are Jimmy Durante, Tony Bennett and The Supremes. Highlights: Pearl sings "Lady Be Good" & "Sunny". Pearl and the Supremes perform "Melancholy Baby". Jimmy Durante does "September Song". Tony Bennett sings "Let There Be Love". Chief Gray Eagle whips on with an Indian Hoop dance. The finale is performed by the entire cast with "One of Those Songs".moreless
    • February 27, 1971
      Pearl's guests are Perry Como, B.B. King and the Little Steps. Highlights: Pearl & Perry duet with "Something". Perry sings "You Stepped Out of a Dream". Pearl sings "Here's That Rainy Day". B.B. King & Pearl perform "Every Day I Have the Blues".
    • February 20, 1971
      Pearl's guests are Phil Harris, Kate Smith and comedian George Kirby. Highlights: Phil & Pearl perform "Muskrat Ramble". Pearl & George duet on "Ballin' the Jack". Kate Smith booms out "God Bless America" And the entire cast joins in for a big salute to "Americana".
    • February 13, 1971
      Pearl's guests are Ethel Waters, Robert Goulet and Hines, Hines and Dad. Highlights: Ethel Waters sings "His Eye Is on the Sparrow". Robert Goulet sings "Side By Side". All join in for a salute to Ethel with "Stormy Weather" and "Taking A Chance on Love".
    • February 6, 1971
      February 6, 1971
      Episode 3
      Pearl's guests are Liza Minnelli, Steve Lawrence and Cab Calloway. Also with the Louis Bellson Orchestra, the Allan Davies Singers and the Bob Sidney Dancers. Highlights: Cab Calloway sings "Minnie the Moocher". Pearl & Cab duet on "Hello, Dolly!". Pearl sings "It Only Takes A Minute". Liza and Pearly duet "You Made Me Love You". All join in for the finale "Cakewalk Your Lady".moreless
    • January 30, 1971
      January 30, 1971
      Episode 2
      Pearl's guests are Lucille Ball, George Kirby and Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66. Also with Louis Bellson Orchestra, The Bob Sidney Dancers and the Allan Davies Singers. Highlights: Lucille Ball parodies Pearl's elaborate entrance. Impressionist George Kirby imitates Pearl and John Wayne. Pearl who entered show business as a dancer, does a tap number in the style of Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson. Pearl sings "I've Gotta Be Me" and "Watch What Happens". Lucille performs a March medley. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 perform "Lost in Paradise".moreless
    • January 23, 1971
      January 23, 1971
      Episode 1
      Pearl Bailey's premiere episode with special guests Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and Andy Williams. Highlights: Louis Armstrong sings "Blueberry Hill". Pearl & Louis duet with a jazz session of "Exactly Like You" with special lyrics of "Didn't We". Pearl & Bing sing a medley of hit songs. Bing, Louis and Andy each take turns singing the other's theme songs. Pearl closes singing the ballad "Mama, a Rainbow".moreless