Pearl Bailey


Pearl Mae Bailey born Newport News, VA March 29, 1918 (d. 1992). African-American singer and actress. Named as America's "Ambassador of Love" by Richard Nixon, 1970; appointed special ambassador to the UN by Gerald Ford, 1975. Promoted campaign against AIDS.


“What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.” (in Weekly World News, Apr. 25, 2005)