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

Updated on June 20, 2013
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

 

photos of Bernadette Peters in The Jerk

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Bernadette Peters in The Jerk with Steve MartinBernadette Peters in The JerkBernadette Peters in The Jerk
Bernadette Peters in The Jerk with Steve Martin
Bernadette Peters in The Jerk with Steve Martin
Bernadette Peters in The Jerk
Bernadette Peters in The Jerk
Bernadette Peters in The Jerk
Bernadette Peters in The Jerk
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 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

graphic by Frieda Babbley c 2009
graphic by Frieda Babbley c 2009

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Bernadette Peters in the News

Bernadette Peters promoting her book
Bernadette Peters promoting her book
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

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    • Ladymermaid profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      9 months ago from Canada

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

    • MissJamieD profile image

      MissJamieD 

      5 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Frieda Babbley 

      8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

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

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      Gary Anderson 

      8 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

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

    • Frieda Babbley profile imageAUTHOR

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

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

    • Mike Lickteig profile image

      Mike Lickteig 

      9 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

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

    • Frieda Babbley profile imageAUTHOR

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      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.

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      jim10 

      9 years ago from ma

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

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

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      Christine Mulberry 

      9 years ago

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      =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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      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!

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      Jewels 

      9 years ago from Australia

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

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

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

    • Frieda Babbley profile imageAUTHOR

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

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

    • Frieda Babbley profile imageAUTHOR

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      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.

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      Janetta 

      9 years ago

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      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!

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      Candie V 

      9 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      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.

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      Am I dead, yet? 

      9 years ago

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

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      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

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

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      ralwus 

      9 years ago

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      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 profile image

      Paper Moon 

      9 years ago from In the clouds

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

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