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Name: Bernadette Peters.                                                           
Birth name: Bernadette Lazzara                                                     
Born: 28 February 1948 Ozone Park, Queens, New York, United States                 
Bernadette Peters (born February 28, 1948) is an American actress and singer.     
Over the course of an enduring career starting at an early age, she has           
performed in musical theatre, films and television, as well as in solo concerts   
and recordings. Peters first performed on the stage in the 1960s and in the 1970s 
in film and television. In the 1980s she returned to the theatre, where she has   
been, for over two decades, one of the most critically acclaimed Broadway stars,   
being nominated for seven Tony Awards and winning two. Peters also continues to   
act in films and on television, where she has been nominated for Emmy Awards for   
three of her appearances. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has       
starred have won Grammy Awards.                                                   
Peters is particularly noted for her starring roles in the stage musicals Song     
and Dance, Annie Get Your Gun, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the       
Woods, becoming closely associated with the composers Stephen Sondheim and         
Andrew Lloyd Webber, and in films including The Jerk and Pennies from Heaven.