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Pearl Bailey & husband jazz drummer Louis Bellson were married 38 years (1952 until her death in 1990). Reportedly fell in love while sharing a cab. She was a Republican; he was six years younger than she.

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Pearl Bailey and Louie Bellson - Married in 1952 - were married 38 years till Pearl died at age 72 - Louie died in 2009 at age 84

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Louie Bellson, regarded by many as one of the greatest drummers of his era. He worked with such legends as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington during a career of more than 60 years. All the hardware on his drums were gold plated.

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Buddy Rich v Louie Bellson Tonight Show 1969