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Mar 29, 1954

Name That Tune

Bernadette appeared on Name That Tune when she was five and a half. The popular game show was broadcast in primetime on NBC and hosted by Red Benson. Bernadette and her fellow contestant Gus won $800.

Sep 1954

Horn & Hardart Children's Hour

Bernadette appeared for a time as a regular on this local Sunday morning children's variety show, broadcast in the New York City area on WNBC and hosted by Ed Herlihy. It was sponsored by the popular automat chain. In later interviews Bernadette has recalled singing "Ragtime Cowboy Joe," doing Sophie Tucker impressions, and portraying Brunhilde in a Wagnerian opera spoof.

(Time is very approximate--still need exact dates)

Jan 27, 1958

This is Goggle

Bernadette made her professional stage debut in the unsuccessful pre-Broadway try-out of this comedy produced and directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Kim Hunter and James Daly. It opened on January 27, 1958 at the Shubert Theatre in Washington DC and closed on February 1, 1958 in Washington (it apparently did not go to the McCarter Theatre in Princeton as originally planned).

EDIT: In contradiction, according to Foster Hirsch's 2007 biography of Otto Preminger, the play opened January 23 and closed February 1 in Princeton and did not go to Washington.

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