Jim Bailey won a school talent contest at age 11 singing Judy Garland‘s You Made Me Love You.
From there after graduating from the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music he played small clubs in NYC’s Greenwich Village and then graduated to bigger ones. He played Vegas hotels, the London Palladium, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Carol Burnett Show, The Tonight Show and even Carnegie Hall.
His drag act that included impersonations of Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee and a killer Phyllis Diller.
Here he is on Lucille Ball’s show, Here’s Lucy doing Diller as only he can.