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Library unveils mural dedicated to Newport News native Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey is perhaps best known for her 1968 Tony Award-winning performance in an all-black production of 'Hello, Dolly!'

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- The City of Newport News will unveil a tribute to local entertainment icon Pearl Bailey on what would have been her 100th birthday.

Bailey is perhaps best known for her 1968 Tony Award-winning performance in an all-black production of "Hello, Dolly!" She also received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 1976 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988. She passed away in 1990.

The new mural is being unveiled at the Pearl Bailey Library on 2510 Wickham Avenue at 1 p.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the public.

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