Widely recognized as one of the biggest Broadway stars, Bernadette Peters is an actress who has diversified her skills in many spheres. Other than her flawless acting, she is also known for her sizzling musical performances. In both the fields, she has made a successful career and amassed a huge net worth. Read on to know more about her and her net worth in 2018.
Bernadette Peters early life
Born as Bernadette Lazzara into a Sicilian American family on February 28, 1948, in Queens, New York, Bernadette Peters is an American actress, singer, and an acclaimed children’s book author. She is the youngest of her three siblings. Bernadette belongs to a middle-class family. Her father, Peter used to drive a bread delivery truck while her mother, Marguerite, was the owner of a new-founded show business. Since Bernadette was highly active in glamour world since the very early age, she could hardly focus on her studies. To sharpen her acting and singing skills, she attended ‘Quintano’s School for Young Professional’. There is not much information about her educational background.
Like her professional career, her personal life has also been on roller-coaster. She first came into relationship with actor Steve Martin. Their relationship was quite smooth and they remained together for 4 years. When they broke off, Bernadette remained single for a long period of time. Finally, in 1996, she married Michael Wittenberg who was an investment adviser. The couple remained together until Michael’s death in 2005 due to a plane crash. Bernadette has no kids.
Bernadette Peters career, awards & achievements
Bernadette set her feet in the show business when she was nearly 4 years old. At that time, her mother had started a new TV show named Juvenile Jury and she cast Bernadette as the lead members of the show. The show was not very successful yet it made Bernadette popular as a child artist. Just after this show, she appeared in a few other TV shows. At the age of 10, she made her Broadway debut with the play ‘Johnny-No-Trump’. During her teenage, she appeared in several TV shows, plays, and on-stage performances but none of them could earn a ground-breaking success for her. She had to wait until 1968 to taste the success.
In 1968, she won ‘Theater World Award’ for the play ‘George M!’ and made the sensational headlines. The same year, she also garnered a huge acclaim for parody musical play ‘Dames at Sea’. By the time, she has turned into a beautiful lady from a cute teenager, so she stepped into acting for a while. She has appeared in nearly 30 movies over her entire career. ‘The Jerk’, ‘Pennies from Heaven’, and ‘It Runs in the Family’ are the most popular ones. After a few successful years in acting, she again stepped into singing. From the theater roles to her own recordings, she established a diverse career in music. In fact, she achieved more success in singing than the acting.
Awards & achievements
In her assorted career, Bernadette has won several awards & nominations. She has won 3 Tony Awards, 1 Grammy Award, 3 Drama Desk Awards, and 1 Golden Globe Award.
Net worth of Bernadette Peters
Today, Bernadette is a 70-year-old lady and out of these 70 years, she has spent 67 years in the glamour world. Means, she has been earning money when she was only 3 years old. With the fact, you can assume her net worth. Over her 6-7 decades long career, she has achieved a huge success as an actress and a singer. These two professions are her major sources of earning. Moreover, she has also made a good amount of money as an author of children’s book. She has written 3 popular books. She has a whopping net worth of $50 million at present.
Be it her beauty, acting, writing, or singing, there is something gripping that makes the people fall for her. She is indeed a versatile lady.