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Bernadette Peters, Famous Sexy Redhead: Biography with Photos and Videos

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

 

I have put together in this series a list (by no means complete) of some of the most influential redheaded comediennes in my life. They've made me laugh. They've stuck in my brain. I think of them often. No one can do what they have done in the way that they've done it. I search out movies and shows that they have been in.

Each series will have a line of hubs, each dedicated to a different Frieda's favorite famous comedienne. And each line with have a feed to the rest them and a matching graphic (redhead, brunette, and blonde).

I sincerely hope that all of you enjoye this series as each hub comes out. Let me know if there are any you're looking forward to. Comments always welcome.

Enjoy.

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Bernadette Peters in Gypsy

Bernadette Peters in Gypsy

Bernadette Peters in Dreamboat Annie

Bernadette Peters in Dreamboat Annie

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters. Beautiful, sexy, cute, lovely, voice of an angel, fabulous red curls. All her characters on television, in the movies, and on Broadway, braught laughs, and bring laughs, lots of them. She's got comedy down pat. She brings life to the party, you might say.

She is also a great dramatist, as you can see in The Last Best Year, where she plays a cancer victim.

Born in Queens, New York, on February 28, 1948, (Pisces), as Bernadette Lazarra.

Bernadette's acting career began at a very early age. When I say early I mean early. At three years old she was put on the children's television show, Juvenile Jury. She also appeared on Name That Tune, and The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour when she was five years old. Her professional stage debut was on This is Goggle at the age of ten. One could say that entertainment was her life.

Most of us knew bernadette for her quirky but incredible voice, her sweet pouty looks, and her femininity and sass, making us smile at just the sight of her.

Throughout her career she appeared with such stars as The Muppets (yes, I do consider them stars, don't you?), Carol Burnett, Steve Martin, and Burt Reynolds.

  • We saw her on our TV's performing in The Muppets,
  • The Love Boat,
  • Love American Style,
  • Maude,
  • Saturday Night Live,
  • The Carol Burnette Show,
  • All in the Family,
  • Paradise Lost,
  • The Odyssey,,
  • Law and Order SVU,
  • Will and Grace,
  • Boston Legal,
  • Grey's Anatimy,
  • Ugly Betty (just to name a few).
  • We watched her on the Big Screen in The Jerk,
  • Silent Movie,
  • Annie,
  • The Longest Yard,
  • Pink Cadillac (again, just to name a few).

She's done voice overs for animated characters, made recordings, been on broadway, written two children's books, starred in major solo concerts, won awards.... The list goes on and on for this busy, miraculous woman.

When we see her, we become happy. She makes us smile. She makes us laugh. We relax into her humour. Bernadette does that for us with the character roles she takes on. Just for us. You. And me.

Up next: Photos and Videos. Enjoy.

*photos courtesy of google images

*videos courtesy of YouTube

 

Bernadette Peters on It Runs in the Family

Bernadette Peters on It Runs in the Family

Bernadette Peters singing Just One Person with the Muppets

Bernadette Peters singing Just One Person with the Muppets

Burnadette Peters guest starts on "Love American Style"

Bernadatte Peters on "Will and Grace"

Bernadette Peters as Jodi Papadakis in Ugly Betty

Bernadette Peters Mary Tyler Moore 1991 Inteview - fast friends

Bernadette Peters and Martin Short 1993 Easter Skit

Bernadette has a soft heart, and has done many a benefit in her time. Here's an Easter skit she did with Martin Short on Broadway to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Bernadette Peters on Martin Short's show, part 1

Bernadette Peters and Steve Martin in Pennies from Heaven

Saving the best for last...

One of my favorite movies of all times, and definitely my favorite Bernadette Peters movie, is The Jerk, where she plays with leading man Steve Martin.

The following scenes is the funniest, sweetest, loveliest, kookiest love scene in town. I could watch it a million times over and never tire. There has never been a more perfect rendition of this song.  Bernadette Peters and Steve Martin's  voices meld like the waves in the background.  It's truly mesmerizing.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Bernadette Peters and Steve Martin in The Jerk

Bernadette Peters and her rescue dog (which she baught with the help of her close friend, Mary Tyler Moore), at FAO Schwarts promoting her new book and stuffed doggie, Broadway

Bernadette Peters and her rescue dog (which she baught with the help of her close friend, Mary Tyler Moore), at FAO Schwarts promoting her new book and stuffed doggie, Broadway

Bernadette Peters Books - Note: Broadway Barks has CD of Bernadette Reading

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Bernadette Peters in the News

Bernadette Peters promoting her book

Bernadette Peters promoting her book

For the hub that begins the first of the redheaded series with links to all...click the link below.

Frieda's favorite famous redheaded comedienne series graphic by Frieda Babbley c 2009

Frieda's favorite famous redheaded comedienne series graphic by Frieda Babbley c 2009

Comments

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on February 22, 2018:

I have always loved her in movies. She is sassy sweet.

MissJamieD from Minnes-O-ta on February 22, 2013:

I always thought she was one of the cutest actresses when I was a kid. I remember her in Annie, that was one of my favorites. Great hub!

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 27, 2010:

She really is. The Jerk is one of my favourite movies. She's a doll, isn't she? And what a voice.

Gary Anderson from Las Vegas, Nevada on June 11, 2010:

I always thought that Bernadette was a humorous girl. I remember her in that movie with Steve Martin, The Jerk. Pretty too.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on December 06, 2009:

I know! Isn't she though?! Thanks for the read Mike.

Mike Lickteig from Lawrence KS USA on December 06, 2009:

How can you NOT love Bernadette Peters??? What a sweetie!

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on July 07, 2009:

Good to see you jim10! Doesn't she though!  I know.  I don't know know what she does to keep herself so gorgeous.  I wish I knew.  But it is true.  I'm going to assume that she dies her hair at this point, wouldn't you?  That makes a difference I'm sure.  And I don't believe she's had any kids.

jim10 from ma on July 07, 2009:

Bernadette is definitely one of my favorite actresses of all time. I don't believe you that she was born in 1948 though. She just looks so much younger.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 30, 2009:

That clip made me yearn to watch it again. Glad you enjoyed mulberry1. Thanks much for stopping in for a read and a show.

Christine Mulberry on June 30, 2009:

The first time I actually saw her was in The Jerk. I had forgotten about this movie, really enjoyed the clip. She is beautiful and very, very talented. Nice hub.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 28, 2009:

=D A good redhead is a very good thing, bc. Of course so is a good brunette and a good blonde. Am I right? Hope the last clip was satisfactory for you. I love that movie. I have yet to tire of it.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 28, 2009:

Thanks Cris. Oh my goodness. Well, Melanie is a good one. I always enjoyed her as well. But, not quite Bernadette. Thanks for the read. :)

She is a lot of fun to watch Jewels. I bet she would have been wonderful to watch on Broadway!

Jewels from Australia on June 28, 2009:

Another good read. She's versatile and allot of fun to watch.

Cris A from Manila, Philippines on June 28, 2009:

Cool tribute! I used to confuse Ms Peters with Melanie Griffith! Duh! :D

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 27, 2009:

Okay, got the scene I was looking for. Saved the best for last and here it is.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 24, 2009:

Hi Janetta. Thanks. Her voice is adorable, isn't it? And jeez the things it can do. The Jerk is one of my all time favorites, too. I debated putting in a clip but I'm still looking for one in particular. So when I find it, I'm sticking it in.

Janetta on June 24, 2009:

great job again! when I see Bernadette Peters I always thinkof The Jerk--love that movie!! I can hear her cute little voice now :D

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 24, 2009:

Hey there Candie, glad you like. I'm becoming obsessed with these! I need to start reading some hubs. Come back any time. And thanks!

Candie V from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure! on June 24, 2009:

Oh, this is Class A fantastic! She is one of my all time faves.. the talent drips from her!!! I gotta come back and watch them all. What stellar casting to put her with Megan Mullaly on Will and Grace. Well done, again Frieda! Thank you! PS..I gotta come back and watch Martin Short.. I ran outta time...

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 24, 2009:

I don't think so, is she? She was married and her husband died. She's never had any kids, but I don't think she wanted any. Maybe she is. I'm so sorry about that. I'm sure you kept your fantasies going, right? ;)

Triplet Mom, she so does rock. And sexy is right. I'm thinkin' she knows it.

Aidy, yeah, she is. She blonded and straightened her hair earlier in her career for showbiz. I wasn't sure myself, but she's got tight red curls, that's her natural self, it's not permed. She dyes it a bit stonger of a red now I think.

Am I dead, yet? on June 24, 2009:

I never knew that Bernadette Peters is a redhead!? Cool, another nice tribute. Great work, Frieda.

Triplet Mom from West Coast on June 24, 2009:

I am really enjoying this series, you have some really great choices here and Bernadette Peters rocks!! She is talented and sexy.

ralwus on June 24, 2009:

I fell in love with her many moons ago. Oh what a cuteness she has and legs with cleavage too. Oh my. I think she is gay though, that's OK, but I think I read that somewhere, broke my heart it did. Nice surprise dear one, thanks.

Frieda Babbley (author) from Saint Louis, MO on June 24, 2009:

Isn't she a hot cutie?! Was remembering we never did watch it. Isn't she incredible in that? I'm amazed. We've got to rent that one!

Paper Moon from In the clouds on June 24, 2009:

I love this hub. She is hot stuff and has made me laugh many times. I never knew about Bernadette as Betty Boop. :)