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Who Is The Most Famous Pearl In The World?

Updated January 17, 2021 199 votes 30 voters 9.9k views24 items

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How many celebrities named Pearl can you think of? The famous Pearls below have many different professions, including notable actors named Pearl, famous dancers named Pearl, and even musicians named Pearl.

Pearl Bailey is certainly one of the most famous Pearls on this list. One of the famous actresses named Pearl, she was a vaudeville star before making her Broadway debut in 1946's St. Louis Woman. She won a Tony Award for playing the title role in an all-Black production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968.

Another of the famous people with the first name Pearl is Pearl S. Buck. This impressive lady named Pearl was a Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize winning author. The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided are among her notable works.

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    Pearl Bailey


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. She won a Tony Award for...  more
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    Pearl S. Buck


    BirthplaceHillsboro, West Virginia

    Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973; also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu; Chinese: 賽珍珠) was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent...  more

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    Pearl White


    BirthplaceGreen Ridge, Missouri, United States of America

    Pearl Fay White (March 4, 1889 – August 4, 1938) was an American stage and film actress. White began her career on the stage at the age of six, and later moved on to silent films appearing in a...  more
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    Pearl Padamsee


    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Pearl Padamsee (1931 – 24 April 2000) was an Indian theatre personality as a stage actress, director and producer of English language theatre in Mumbai active in 1950s–1990s. She acted a few Hindi...  more
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    Pearl Lowe


    BirthplaceWimbledon, London, United Kingdom

    Pearl Lowe (born Pearl Samantha Davis; 7 April 1970) is an English fashion and textiles designer, and former singer-songwriter....  more
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    Pearl Lang


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Pearl Lang (May 29, 1921 – February 24, 2009) was an American dancer, choreographer and teacher renowned as an interpreter and propagator of the choreography style of Martha Graham, and also for her...  more
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    Pearl Cleage


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts

    Pearl Cleage is an African-American author whose work, both fiction and non-fiction, has been widely recognized. Her novel What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day was a 1998 Oprah Book Club...  more
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    Pearl Tan is an Australian television and film actress, writer, director and producer. She is most well known for her role on Sea Patrol as Federal Agent Alicia Turnbull, a role she held during the...  more
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    Pearl Elmore


    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    Pearl Elmore is an actress....
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    Pearl Eaton


    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia, Norfolk

    Pearl Eaton Levant (August 1, 1898 – September 10, 1958) was an American Broadway performer, actress, choreographer, and dance supervisor of the 1910s and 1920s....  more
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    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Pearl Mary Teresa Richards (November 3, 1867 – August 13, 1906) was an Anglo-American novelist and dramatist who wrote under the pen-name of John Oliver Hobbes. Though her work fell out of print in...  more
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    Pearl Primus


    BirthplacePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    Pearl Eileen Primus (November 29, 1919 – October 29, 1994) was an American dancer, choreographer and anthropologist. Primus played an important role in the presentation of African dance to American...  more
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    Pearl Louie is a makeup artist....
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    Pearl Rivers



    Pearl Rivers (pen name of Eliza Jane Nicholson; formerly Holbrook; née Poitevent; March 11, 1843 – February 15, 1896) was a 19th-century American journalist and poet. She took the name from the Pearl...  more
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    BirthplaceTompkinsville, Kentucky

    Pearl Carter Pace (January 25, 1896 – January 1970) was the first woman elected sheriff in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1938–1941. ...  more
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    Pearl Calahasen


    BirthplaceGrouard, Alberta, Canada

    Pearl Calahasen (born December 5, 1952) is a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Lesser Slave Lake in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1989 to 2015. A member of the...  more
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    Pearl Starr


    BirthplaceRich Hill, Missouri

    Rosie Lee Reed (September 1868 – July 6, 1925), better known as Pearl Starr was an American bordello owner and businesswoman in Arkansas, the first child of Belle Starr, the reputed "Bandit Queen" of...  more
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    Pearl M. Hart


    BirthplaceTraverse City, Michigan

    Pearl M. Hart (April 7, 1890 – March 22, 1975) was a Chicago attorney notable for her work defending oppressed minority groups. Hart was the first woman in Chicago to be appointed Public Defender in...  more
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    Pearl Somner


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Pearl Somner is a costume designer....
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    Pearl Aday


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Pearl Aday (born 1975) is an American singer. She toured as a backing singer in Meat Loaf's touring band, Neverland Express, for nine years. She has appeared on numerous albums and in various tours...  more
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    Pearl Fryar


    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Clinton

    Pearl Fryar (born 1940) is an African-American topiary artist living in Bishopville, South Carolina....  more
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    Pearl Faessler is an actress....
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    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    Pearl Livingston is a singer....
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    Pearl Shear


    BirthplaceWashington, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Pearl Shear was an actor....
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