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Biography

Author Profession: Actress
Nationality: American
Born: December 31, 1958


I have the greatest picture of Ted [Danson]. That was a big caper: There was one person [opening] the door with a butter knife and another person kicking the door in so I could get a photo. He’s decapitated, but totally nude. And he’s really well-endowed.

Bebe Neuwirth

Knives, Doors, Kicking


I know when I’m bad, I know when I’m good, and I know when I’m everything in between. I don’t have any delusions of grandeur or delusions of failure. In terms of my work, I’ve got a pretty cold honest eye.

Bebe Neuwirth

Eye, Honest, Cold


That was the aura of Cheers: It was special. It was more than TV; you could get people to guest on the show you couldn’t normally get.

Bebe Neuwirth

People, Special, Show,


I really loved Kelsey [Grammer]. It wasn’t a romantic love, but there was something about him. It’s very difficult to see someone you care about having a hard time.

Bebe Neuwirth

Hard Times, Romantic Love,


I made jokes about kissing Murphy Brown. But if that’s what cost me my job, my wife will probably say, “Hey asshole, I told you so”.

Bebe Neuwirth

Jobs, Kissing, Wife


I loved Jay Thomas as Eddie LeBec. But there was a point where they [thought] maybe we would live together, and I didn’t like the idea of Carla being with somebody because that would make you feel like [you’re] not part of the people in the bar.

Bebe Neuwirth

Ideas, People, Together


The musical stuff I’d go up for was always funny, sexy, tough-as-nails, heart-of-gold characters.

Bebe Neuwirth

Sexy, Heart, Character


In New York I was always offered the hot, sexy roles. But in L.A. I was offered the plain, dowdy roles. It says a lot about the difference between the coasts.

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Sexy, Hot, New, Always,


I missed New York. Every break I had from the series, I’d fly back to the East Coast just to get back onstage.

Bebe Neuwirth

Fly, New, Back, Just,


Stage and film are just two wildly different animals. Why compare the two?

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Animals, Why, Just, Stage,


Part of the success of the show is that the audience sees themselves in the characters, becomes the characters. The more they inhabit the characters, the more they see.

Bebe Neuwirth

Success, More, See, Show,


I don’t see my dancing or acting as two separate things. I don’t define them separately, so I can’t say one has helped the other, It’s all the same thing. More than anything I love being on stage and performing.

Bebe Neuwirth

Love, More, Acting, See,


You have to be aware. Like, I’m not going to do any downhill skiing. It looks like a whole lot of fun, but I’m not going to risk breaking a leg. I want to be dancing the way I’m dancing now for 30 more years.

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Way, Years, Like,


If I’m not in shape, it feels like something is wrong. If I haven’t been able to get to class for a while or I’ve been sick, I don’t feel complete. It doesn’t feel like the electricity is making its connections.

Bebe Neuwirth

Feel, Sick, Like, Wrong,


People are at their happiest if they are true to themselves. I think that applies to their chosen profession, friends and relationships. It goes for your health too. If you are true to yourself, it seems to me everything should work out pretty well.

Bebe Neuwirth

Work, Me, Health,


I am just a plain Jew; I mean have no training.

Bebe Neuwirth

I Am, Training, Mean, Just,


I’ve been on stage since I was 7. That’s where I’d rather be than anywhere else. Just because you can do a bunch of things doesn’t mean you are a bunch of things. I can act. I can sing. But I am a dancer.

Bebe Neuwirth

I Can, Things, Sing,


I’ve never danced professionally as a ballet dancer, but all of my training is ballet, and I am a Fosse dancer.

Bebe Neuwirth

Never, Training, Ballet,


Creating a role is an interesting thing – each show or each situation is different.

Bebe Neuwirth

Situation, Show, Different,


When you’re a dancer who is injured, you are at the bottom of the food chain. We are so replaceable.

Bebe Neuwirth

Food, Who, Bottom,