EBONY May 1953

Pearl Bailey and Louie Bellson are the principals in one of today’s most publicized interracial marriages. Their London wedding was featured in stories by international press services which played up fact that Bellson’s father cabled his objections to the marriage from his home in Rock Island, Ill., and Bellson’s mother in turn cabled her congratulations. Drummer Louis and singer-actress-comedian Pearl are now playing theater and night club dates with Pearl’s dancing brother, Bill Bailey.


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