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Who Is The Most Famous Pearl In The World?

Updated January 17, 2021 197 votes 28 voters 9.5k views24 items

List RulesVote up all of the Pearls you've heard of.

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

    1918-03-29
    Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer. After...  more

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    Pearl S. Buck

    1892-06-26
    Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973; also known by her Chinese name Sai...  more
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    Pearl White

    1889-03-04
    Pearl Fay White (March 4, 1889 – August 4, 1938) was an American stage and film actress. White...  more
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    Pearl Padamsee

    1931-01-01
    Pearl Padamsee (1931 – 24 April 2000) was an Indian theatre personality as a stage actress,...  more
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    Pearl Lowe

    1970-04-07
    Pearl Lowe (born Pearl Samantha Davis; 7 April 1970) is an English fashion and textiles...  more
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    Pearl Lang

    1921-05-29
    Pearl Lang (May 29, 1921 – February 24, 2009) was an American dancer, choreographer and...  more
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    Pearl Cleage

    1948-12-07
    Pearl Cleage is an African-American author whose work, both fiction and non-fiction, has been...  more
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    Pearl Tan is an Australian television and film actress, writer, director and producer. She is...  more
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    Pearl Elmore

    1879-01-01
    Pearl Elmore is an actress....
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    Pearl Eaton

    1898-08-01
    Pearl Eaton Levant (August 1, 1898 – September 10, 1958) was an American Broadway performer,...  more
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    Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie

    1867-11-03
    Pearl Mary Teresa Richards (November 3, 1867 – August 13, 1906) was an Anglo-American novelist...  more
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    Pearl Primus

    1919-11-29
    Pearl Eileen Primus (November 29, 1919 – October 29, 1994) was an American dancer,...  more
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    Pearl Louie

    Pearl Louie is a makeup artist....
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    Pearl Rivers

    1843-03-11
    Pearl Rivers (pen name of Eliza Jane Nicholson; formerly Holbrook; née Poitevent; March 11,...  more
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    Pearl Carter Pace

    1896-01-25
    Pearl Carter Pace (January 25, 1896 – January 1970) was the first woman elected sheriff in the...  more
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    Pearl Calahasen

    1952-12-05
    Pearl Calahasen (born December 5, 1952) is a Canadian politician, who represented the...  more
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    Pearl Starr

    1868-09-01
    Rosie Lee Reed (September 1868 – July 6, 1925), better known as Pearl Starr was an American...  more
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    Pearl M. Hart

    1890-04-07
    Pearl M. Hart (April 7, 1890 – March 22, 1975) was a Chicago attorney notable for her work...  more
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    Pearl Aday

    1975-01-01
    Pearl Aday (born 1975) is an American singer. She toured as a backing singer in Meat Loaf's...  more
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    Pearl Somner

    1923-05-05
    Pearl Somner is a costume designer....
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    Pearl Fryar

    1939-01-01
    Pearl Fryar (born 1940) is an African-American topiary artist living in Bishopville, South...  more
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    Pearl Faessler

    Pearl Faessler is an actress....
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    Pearl Livingston

    1964-01-01
    Pearl Livingston is a singer....
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    Pearl Shear

    1918-04-19
    Pearl Shear was an actor....