Bernadette Peters Biography

Updated On Jul 04, 2018 Published On Jan 28, 2016
Facts of Bernadette Peters
Date of Birth: 1948 , February-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Bernadette Peters
Birth Name Bernadette Lazzara
Nick Name
Father Peter
Mother Marguerite
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York, United States
Profession Acting, Modeling
Net Worth $1.2 Million USD
Body Measurements 36C-27-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Breast Size 36C
Waist size 27 in
Hip Size 32 in
Neck Size 9.1
Shoe Size 9
Weight in KG 58 kg
Married Yes
Married to Michael Wittenberg
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In 1977, Bernadette Peters began dating Steve Martin. Steve is also an American actor. Martin is a comedian, writer, and producer. Bernadette and Martin dated each other for about four years and they finally broke up in 1981.

More than a decade after her breakup with Martin, Bernadette was seen having a romantic love affair with Michael Wittenberg. Michael Wittenberg was an investment adviser. After being in love for several months, they got married on 20 July 1996. They were happy to have each other in their life; however, on 26th of September 2005, she encountered one of the tragic moments in her life. He died in a helicopter crash while he was on a business trip.

When Bernadette was just three years old, she appeared in her mother’s production Juvenile Jury. Later on, she appeared in the TV shows, Name That Tune and a number of times on The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour at the age of five.

In 1958, she made her stage debut with This is Google. In May 1958, she appeared in the NBC's show, A Boy Called Ciske. She made her television debut in 1969 and that was in the show, The Carol Burnett Show. She appeared in her first movie, Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies in 1973.

Bernadette is also a great singer and her debut album, Bernadette Peters was released in 1980. Till now, she has released 6 solo albums. She has also appeared in several concerts. Her net worth is said to be around $40 million.

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Born in Ozone Park, New York City

February 28 , 1948

Sexy Bernadette who is also well known for her breathless voice was born as Bernadette Lazzara in Ozone Park, New York City, New York of United States of America to Sicilian American family. She is an American and is of Italian descent.

Appeared in television show, Juvenile Jury

1951

When Bernadette was just three years old, she appeared in her mother’s production Juvenile Jury. Later on she appeared in the TV show, Name That Tune. When she was 5, she also appeared in the TV show, The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour.

Obtained her Actors Equity Card

1958

When she was just nine years old, she earned her Actors Equity Card. With the start of 1958, she made her stage debut in This is Goggle. In May 1958, she was seen in the NBC's show, A Boy Called Ciske. 

Appeared in the television show, The Carol Burnett Show

1969

She made her television debut in 1969 and that was in the show, The Carol Burnett Show. She appeared in this show for more than two decades. The following year, she appeared in the Broadway musical, George M!.

First feature film, Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies

1973

She appeared in her first movie, Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies in 1973. She was seen starring the role of Allison in this movie. Three years later, she appeared in the movie Silent Movie and for this role she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination. 

Released her debut album, Bernadette Peters

1980

Bernadette is also a great singer and her debut album, Bernadette Peters was released in 1980. Till now, she has released 6 solo albums. She has also appeared in several concerts. Her single, Gee Whiz also earned her Grammy Award nomination. 

Released her second album, Now Playing

1981

With the success of her first album, she began working on her second album. Music artists like Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller also featured in this album. Within a year, she also released her second album and it was released under the title, Now Playing. 

Published her first book, Broadway Barks

2008

Besides acting and singing, she has also established herself as a children's book author. She also sang several songs on the children's picture book. In 2008, her first child book Broadway Barks was published. It was published by Blue Apple Books.

Began dating Steve Martin

1977

In 1977, Bernadette Peters began dating Steve Martin. Steve is also an American actor. He is also a well known comedian, writer and producer. They were in love for about four years and they finally broke up in 1981.

Married to Michael Wittenberg

July 20 , 1996

More than a decade later, Bernadette was seen having romantic love affairs with Michael Wittenberg. Michael Wittenberg was an investment adviser. After being in love for several months, they got married on 20th of July 1996. 

Her husband died in a helicopter crash

September 26 , 2005

She got married to Michael Wittenberg in 1996. They were happy to have each other in their life; however, on 26th of September 2005, she encountered one of the tragic moments in her life. He died in a helicopter crash while he was on a business trip.

Won Golden Globes, USA

1982

Golden Globes, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and she has also once been honored with this award. She won this award for the first time in 1982 for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical.

Won CableACE Awards

1987

For starring her role in the theatre production American Playhouse, she got her one and only nomination in CableACE Awards. She was also honored with this award that year for Actress in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special.

Was honored as Star on the Walk of Fame

1987

Bernadette Peters has been active in acting since she was three. For this ceaseless contribution to the entertainment world, she was honored with Star on the Walk of Fame in 1987. She was honored with this award for Live Performance.

Bernadette Peters Net Worth

2018

Bernadette Peters has an estimated net worth of $40 million.