Over a career spanning five decades, she has starred in musical theatre , television and film, performed in solo concerts and released recordings. She is a critically acclaimed Broadway performer, having received seven nominations for Tony Awards , winning two plus an honorary award , and nine nominations for Drama Desk Awards , winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards.
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Bernadette Peters turns 70 this week. And has she ever really gotten the respect she deserves? Written by Victoria Myers. In December of , a twenty-eight year old Bernadette Peters sat at a vanity in a pink silk robe with a mass of strawberry blonde hair piled on top of her head. Her body is turned away from the mirror and she stares out beyond the darkness into the firmament. Barely moving, she never bothers to wipe away the tears making a path to the floor. By , she had already received two Tony nominations, and would go on to receive three more nominations and two wins for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Song and Dance in and Annie Get Your Gun in
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The Magdalene Sisters is a Irish - British drama film written and directed by Peter Mullan , about three teenage girls who were sent to Magdalene Asylums also known as 'Magdalene Laundries' homes for women who were labelled as " fallen " by their families or society. The homes were maintained by individual religious orders in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Peter Mullan has remarked that the film was initially made because victims of Magdalene Asylums had received no closure in the form of recognition, compensation or apology, and many remained lifelong devout Catholics. In Ireland, , so-called "fallen" women are considered sinners who needed to be redeemed. Four young women — Margaret raped by her cousin , Bernadette too beautiful and coquettish , Rose an unmarried mother and Crispina an intellectually disabled unmarried mother — are forced by their families or caretakers into the Magdalene Asylum.
You are more likely to find a drawing. Now I am honouring it, appreciating it, taking care of it. Immersion in a dance and movement practice has finally enabled me to land in my skin. For a society preoccupied with the female body, interest drops off precipitously after I was ready to shed my skin, find myself. I jumped into the Flesh After Fifty project with this force. I got my identity back. We really needed to change the message for younger women about what it is to become an older woman.