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Born: February 28, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ozone Park, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1953:
At age five, appeared on "Juvenile Jury" and "The Horn & Hardart Children's Hour"
1958:
New York stage debut in "The Most Happy Fella"
1961:
Toured in "Gypsy"; understudied the role of Dainty June; played a Hollywood Blonde in production numbers; first professional collaboration with Stephen Sondheim
1965:
Moved to NYC at age 17 to pursue a stage career
1966:
Appeared in the off-Broadway shows "The Penny Friend" (1966) and "Curly McDimple" (1967)
1967:
Broadway debut, understudied lead role in "The Girl in the Freudian Slip"
1967:
Made actual Broadway performing debut in "Johnny No-Trump"
1968:
Played featured role of Josie Cohan in short-lived musical "George M!" opposite Joel Grey
1968:
Part in the pre-Broadway tour of "A Mother's Kisses" was written out
1968:
Landed star-making role in off-Broadway production of "Dames at Sea"
1969:
First starring role on Broadway in "La Strada"; musical closed on opening night
1970:
Appeared in the out of town tryout of "W.C.," a musical biography of W C Fields
1970:
Recreated her stage role of Josie Cohan in the NBC telecast of "George M!"
1971:
Co-starred in the revival of "On the Town"; garnered first Tony nomination
1972:
Supported Carol Burnett in the CBS telecast of the musical "Once Upon a Mattress"
1973:
Film acting debut, "Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies"
1974:
Co-starred as silent screen actress Mabel Normand opposite Robert Preston as Mack Sennett in the Jerry Herman musical "Mack and Mabel"
1976:
Appeared in the film biography "W C and Me"
1976:
Cast in starring role as Charlotte Drake on sitcom "All's Fair" (CBS)
1978:
Netted first Emmy nomination for an appearance on the syndicated "The Muppet Show"
1979:
First screen collaboration with Steve Martin, "The Jerk"
1980:
Played featured role in the NBC miniseries "The Martian Chronicles"
1981:
Appeared in one of her best screen roles as the schoolteacher girlfriend of Steve Martin in Herbert Ross' "Pennies from Heaven"
1982:
Landed rare non-musical stage role in off-Broadway play "Sally and Marsha"
1982:
Played the role of Lily in John Huston's film version of "Annie"
1983:
Starred with Mandy Patinkin in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Sunday in the Park with George"
1985:
Won Tony Award for role of Emma in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Song and Dance"; Peters appeared alone onstage in the first act
1986:
Recreated stage role of Dot in TV version of "Sunday in the Park with George" (Showtime)
1987:
Reteamed with Sondheim and Lapine for the stage musical "Into the Woods," based on fairy tales; Peters portrayed the Witch
1988:
Made dramatic acting debut in the ABC TV-movie "David," playing the mother of a boy set on fire by his father
1989:
Starred in the Merchant-Ivory production "Slaves of New York"
1989:
Cast as the leading lady to Clint Eastwood in "Pink Cadillac"
1990:
Portrayed televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (opposite Kevin Spacey) in the NBC biopic "Fall From Grace"
1991:
Recreated stage role of the Witch in PBS TV version of "Into the Woods"
1991:
Played supporting role in the feature "Impromptu," directed by James Lapine
1993:
Provided voice of Rita the cat on "Steven Spielberg Presents the Animaniacs"
1993:
Starred in ill-fated musical version of "The Goodbye Girl"; played opposite Martin Short
1996:
Solo concert debut at Carnegie Hall (December); concert was recorded
1997:
Played the Wicked Stepmother in ABC remake of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella"
1997:
Voiced character of Sophie in the animated feature "Anastasia"
1998:
Made Australian concert debut
1999:
Appeared as an overprotective Jewish mother in the independent feature "Let It Snow" (formerly "Snow Days"); premiered at Sundance; released theatrically in 2001
1999:
Headlined a revival of Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun"; won second Tony award
1999:
Starred in the PBS special "Bernadette Peters in Concert," filmed in London
:
Occasionally filled in as guest co-host on "Live With Regis"
2001:
Landed recurring role on Fox's "Ally McBeal"; received Emmy nomination
2002:
Starred opposite Rachel Ward, playing a lesbian couple who adopt a child in "Bobbie's Girl"
2002:
Co-starred in the TNT production "Prince Charming"
2003:
Portrayed Michael Douglas' wife in the film "It Runs in the Family," co-starring Kirk Douglas
2003:
Undertook role of Mama Rose in Broadway revival of "Gypsy," staged by Sam Mendes
2006:
Guest starred as Karen Walker's (Megan Mullally) sister on NBC's "Will & Grace"
2009:
Landed recurring guest role as magazine mogul Jodie Papadakis on ABC's "Ugly Betty"
2011:
Starred in the Broadway revival of "Follies"
2012:
Guest starred on NBC's "Smash" as the mother of aspiring theater star Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty)

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