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Famous People Named Pearl 

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List of famous people named Pearl, along with photos. How many celebrities named Pearl can you think of? The famous Pearls below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Pearl, athletes named Pearl, and even political figures named Pearl. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Pearl? Add them to the list.

Pearl Bailey was an actress-singer who won a Tony for her title role in Hello, Dolly in an all-black production in 1968, along with an Emmy, a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Being a daughter of missionaries, Pearl S. Buck lived in China for majority of her life. While there, she wrote her Pulitzer winning book The Good Earth. She even won a Nobel Peace Prize for Literature years later for her other works depicting what it was like in China.
Pearl Bailey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Age: Dec. at 72 (1918-1990)

Birthplace: USA, Virginia

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 ...more

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Pearl S. Buck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 81 (1892-1973)

Birthplace: Hillsboro, 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 ...more

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Pearl White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Actor

Age: Dec. at 49 (1889-1938)

Birthplace: Green 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
Pearl Padamsee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 69 (1931-2000)

Birthplace: India, Mumbai

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 ...more
Pearl Lowe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Fashion designer, Designer, Singer

Age: 48

Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom

Pearl Lowe (born Pearl Samantha Davis; 7 April 1970) is an English fashion and textiles designer, and former singer-songwriter.
Pearl Lang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher

Age: Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)

Birthplace: Chicago, 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 ...more
Pearl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl is the sister of Bindiya Goswami.
Pearl Cleage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Poet, Novelist, Author

Age: 70

Birthplace: Springfield, 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
Pearl Tan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer

Birthplace: Australia

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 ...more
Pearl Eaton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Choreographer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 60 (1898-1958)

Birthplace: USA, 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.
Pearl Hackney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Actor, Dancer

Age: Dec. at 93 (1916-2009)

Birthplace: Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom

Pearl Hackney (28 October 1916 – 18 September 2009) was a British actress and the wife of comic actor Eric Barker. She was born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, but spent much of her early ...more
Pearl Howie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Howie Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer
Pearl Howie is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, and cinematographer.
Pearl Elmore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Elmore Actor

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Pearl Elmore is an actress.
Pearl Vasudevi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Vasudevi Actor

Age: Dec. at 72 (1915-1987)

Birthplace: Sri Lanka, Galle

Pearl Vasudevi (1915–1987) was an early Sri Lankan actress. Vasudevi was born Pearl Peries in Galle on March 30, 1915 to a Burgher family. She studied at the Good Shepherd Convent, Colombo and ...more
Pearl Mary Teresa Craigi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie Novelist, Playwright

Age: Dec. at 39 (1867-1906)

Birthplace: Boston, 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 ...more
Pearl Abraham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Abraham Writer

Age: 59

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Pearl Abraham is an American novelist, essayist and short story writer. She was the third of nine children in a Hasidic family. Her father was a rabbi. At age five, the family moved to New York ...more
Pearl Berman Greenwald ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Berman Greenwald Theatrical producer
Pearl Berman Greenwald is a theatrical producer.
Pearl Sindelar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Sindelar Actor

Age: Dec. at 71 (1887-1958)

Birthplace: Virginia City, Nevada, United States of America

Pearl Sindelar is an actress.
Pearl H M King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl H M King Psychoanalyst

Age: 101

Birthplace: Croydon East

English Psychoanalyst.
Pearl Rivers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Rivers

Age: Dec. at 53 (1843-1896)

Birthplace: Mississippi

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 ...more
Pearl Primus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Primus

Age: Dec. at 75 (1919-1994)

Birthplace: Port 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 ...more
Pearl Long Cullen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Long Cullen Politician

Age: Dec. at 89 (1890-1979)

Pearl Long Cullen (July 3, 1890 - November 6, 1979) was the first woman to hold a constitutional office in the state of Florida. She was also the first woman to be elected to a constitutional ...more
Pearl Calahasen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Pearl

Age: 66

Birthplace: Grouard, 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 ...more
Pearl Livingston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Livingston Singer

Age: 55

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

Pearl Livingston is a singer.
Pearl Argyle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Pearl
Pearl Argyle Actor

Age: Dec. at 37 (1910-1947)

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Pearl Argyle was an actress.