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posted: 1/11/2004 at 11:11:43 AM ET
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In today's NYT Style section there is a story about how celebrities get pitched by some of their fans.

Bernadette provides a recent incident at the stage door. I've excerpted her part of the story below. Someone may have better luck than me in providing the link for the entire story.

Also, Bernadette is also pictured in the theatre part of the Arts & Leisure. I haven't gotten to read it yet, but the picture is from Gypsy -- I think, "Rose's Turn."

January 11, 2004
For Celebrities, the Pitch Is Never Far Off

Likewise, Bernadette Peters, starring in "Gypsy" on Broadway, bears no ill will toward the girl who gave her a surprise performance when she was signing autographs outside the theater recently.

"I came out of the stage door, there was a father and daughter, I signed her Playbill," Ms. Peters said, in her kewpie doll voice. "Then the father says, `And now my little girl would like to sing to you.' I think she was 8 or 9. She sang only one chorus, which I thought was very nice. `I Was Born To Entertain,' from `Ruthless!,' which happens to be written by my musical director, Marvin Laird, who's the conductor of `Gypsy.' The great thing about it, she sings it with a great big voice, the crowd bursts into applause."

And then?

"That was it. They didn't say, `Please call me, please give me a job.' "

"She was a big success," Ms. Peters added. "I think she's gonna have a big career."

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posted: 1/11/2004 at 2:37:11 PM ET
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Cute story, but oy, Wadler uses that infernal "kewpie doll" reference yet again. Let's put the "k" word to bed, people! LOL

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posted: 1/13/2004 at 8:54:43 AM ET
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Righty-o, Karen. That irked me too. Be gone, wretched description!

The woman's in her 50s. Geez, give her a break. And hasn't she proved with her portrayal of Rose that she can do more, much more??

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