Pearl Bailey: The legendary African-American entertainer, ambassador, and author (age 39-69).
Renata Jackson: A politically correct African-American woman who interviews Pearl on her television show in 1987 (age 30).
Gordon: Renata’s television director.
Richard Nixon: United States president for whom Pearl sings and performs together on one famous occasion.
Announcer/Disc Jockey/Cab Calloway: Voiced by the same actor who plays Gordon and Richard Nixon.
Musicians: On-stage jazz band.