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First African-American TV personality in Nevada has died

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First African-American TV personality in Nevada has died

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED May 26, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Dr. William H. Bob Bailey, the first African-American TV personality in Nevada, died over the weekend.

The long-time Las Vegas resident died on Saturday at the age of 87.

Dr. Bailey moved to Las Vegas in 1955 to co-produce the opening show at the Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino. He was the first person appointed chairman of the Nevada Equal Rights Commission.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Second Baptist Church at 500 West Madison Avenue.

The family is asking for donations be given to the Dr. William H. Bailey Middle School, in lieu of flowers.

Dr. Bailey is survived by his wife Anna of 63 years, his two children and five grandchildren. 

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.