Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey

Birth
Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia, USA
Death 12 Dec 1978 (aged 66)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7082907 · View Source
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Singer, Dancer, and Actor. Brother of legendary singer Pearl Bailey. He appeared in the films, "Rhythm And Blues Revue" (1955), "Cabin in the Sky" (1943), and "Going Native" (1936). An interesting side note, Bailey can be seen tap dancing in the 1955 tribute film to dancer Bill Bojangles "Harlem Variety Revue," in which he is seen finishing his act by doing the 'Moon Walk' off the stage, a step later made hugely popular by entertainer Michael Jackson.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7082907
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bill Bailey (8 Dec 1912–12 Dec 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7082907, citing Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .