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Also Known As: Beatrice Neuwirth Died:
Born: December 31, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ... actor dancer singer


This intense, quirky, multi-talented actor-singer-dancer, who after achieving Broadway success (including a Tony) as a tough-talking dancer in the 1986 revival of "Sweet Charity", enjoyed similar award-winning popularity for her deadpan portrayal of the brittle, astringent yet sexually smoldering Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane on NBC's long-running sitcom, "Cheers". Bebe Neuwirth's parents were a mathematician and an artist, which pretty much sums up her appeal: she seems to have a fiercely analytical approach to her acting. After schooling at Juilliard, she got her start touring in "A Chorus Line" (1978-81), playing various roles including the tough-talking Sheila and the more vulnerable Cassie, and on Broadway in such productions as "Little Me" and Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" (both 1982), "The Road to Hollywood" (1984) and "Just So" (1985) before hitting the big time (and winning a Tony Award) in Fosse's "Sweet Charity" (1986-87).

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