Bernadette Peters


Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters is an American actress, singer and dancer. She portrayed Betty Boop on Saturday Night Live Season 7: Episode 6 in 1981, and performed "I Wanna Be Loved By You" in Johnny Keep Your Gun Clean.


  • In the 1981 film Pennies from Heaven, Bernadette Peters lip-syncs to Helen Kane ("The Original Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl")'s song "I Wanna Be Bad".
  • The voice Peters used when she played Betty Boop live is the same voice she used for Lily St. Regis, Rooster's girlfriend in the 1982 film Annie.
  • In a People magazine article from 1982, Bernadette Peters' voice was compared to Betty Boop's.
  • Bernadette Peters was to have voiced Betty in The Betty Boop Movie but, two weeks before voice recording was to begin with Bernadette Peters as Betty, the head of MGM, Alan Ladd, Jr., was replaced by Frank Mancuso, and the project was abandoned.


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