John Randolph Pinkett: Everything about Pearly Mae Bailey’s husband

John Randolph Pinkett

Who is John Randolph Pinkett?

John Randolph Pinkett is the ex-husband of Pearly Mae Bailey. John Randolph Pinkett’s wife Bailey was an American actress, singer, and author. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. She received a Special Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968.

John Randolph Pinkett: Bio Summary

Full NameJohn Randolph Pinkett
famous asthe ex-husband of Pearly Mae Bailey
Age Unknown
Date of Birth10 August 1935
Place of Birth United States of America
Zodiac signLeo
EthnicityAfrican American
Siblings Frances P. Roberson, Charlotte Beckley (Pinkett) Dodson,
Margot Pinkett, Flaxie Madison ( Pinkett)
Parents John Randolph Pinkett Sr. and Flaxie Holcombe

John Randolph is the son of John Randolph Pinkett Sr. and Flaxie Holcombe. He was born on 3rd April 1914 in Missouri, USA. When he was born his father was 25 years while his mother Flaxie was 24 years.

John got married to Charlotte Leonora(Ridgeley) Lewis on 10 August 1935 in the District of Columbia, United States, while she was 18 years and he was 21 years of age and got divorced in 1948. 

After his divorce, he then got married to Pearl  Mae Bailey on 31 August 1948 after dating her for a year in an unknown location. John and Pearl divorced after four years of marriage with Pearl accusing John of physical abuse.

Their divorce was dramatic because Pearl charged John with cruelty starting “he split my skull open ” last December with a gun and struck her with a telephone. She also made a complaint that John tried to interfere with her music career. 

There is no known news about his son(s) except for the one with his wife Charlotte Leonora (Ridgeley) Lewis, John Randolph Pinkett III. Their son, John Randolph Pinkett III was born on 12 July 1936 in the District of Columbia, United States, and died on May 5, 2011, in Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

John has four known siblings, Frances P. Roberson, Charlotte Beckley (Pinkett) Dodson, Margot Pinkett, Flaxie Madison ( Pinkett), and other brothers.

Life of Pearl Mae Bailey 

Pearl Bailey was an American entertainer born on 29th March 1918 to Rev. Joseph James Bailey and Ella Mae Bailey in Southampton county, Virginia. Pearl had a brother called Bill Bailey who was also an entertainer.

Pearl used to sing in church. At age 15 she quit school in Philadelphia to start her career as a singer and dancer. She appeared in nightclubs, cafes, and theatres in northeastern American cities and also times in big bands. Pearl had a very successful career. 

Pearl had a lot of failed marriages in her early adult years. John was either her third or fourth husband when she was 30 years old.

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