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Bernadette's Biography: 1980s

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Bernadette from 'Song And Dance'. She won her first Tony for this performance.ernadette starred in the role of "AquaCon 89045", a female robot, in "Heartbeeps" (1981) with Andy Kaufman. Also in '81 Bernadette returned to the screen with Steve Martin to receive her first Golden Globe award in "Pennies From Heaven" and recorded her first record, "Now Playing". A year later Bernadette played a small role in Annie (1982) as "Lily St. Regis". Returning back to the stage in 1983, Bernadette played Bernadette from 'Into The Woods'. She received a Drama Desk Nomination for this performance. the Tony Award nominated and Drama Desk nominated role of Dot in Stephen Sondheim's Pulitzer Prize winning musical "Sunday In The Park With George". She also played the role of "Sleeping Beauty" (1983) in Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre with Christopher Reeve as the Prince. Bernadette's first Tony award would come just 2 years later in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Song And Dance" Bernadette from 'Pennies From Heaven'. She received a Golden Globe for her performance. for "Best Leading Actress in a Musical" where she alone was the entire first act. The role of "Emma" in "Song and Dance" also earned her the Drama League Award and the Drama Desk Award. Creating the role of "The Witch" in Stephen Sondheim's 1987 musical "Into The Woods", Bernadette received another Drama Desk nomination for her stunning performance. Going to the small screen in 1988 she played "Marie Rothenberg" in the television movie "David" and then returned to film to play "Lou-Ann" opposite Clint Eastwood in "Pink Cadillac" (1989) and "Eleanor" in "Slaves of New York" (1989).

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