Bernadette Peters: ‘Every role I’ve played, I’ve thought that’s me!’

The Broadway powerhouse talks about trusting Sondheim, hearing others sing her songs and waiting to be taken seriously Cafe Luxembourg, the closet-sized New York bistro Bernadette Peters chooses for our lunch, opened in 1983 and seems almost unchanged. That also goes for Peters, although she has been in business longer. As a child actor, she made her New York debut more than 60 years ago in a revival of The Most Happy Fella and has rarely been off the stage or screen since. A gift to musical comedy, in some very dishy wrapping, she synthesises sex, sophistication and emotional nuance. Has another Broadway baby made it to the cover of Playboy? Just Ethel Merman, she quips. At 71, she looks …

Doris Day, celebrated actor and singer, dies aged 97

The star of a string of successful film musicals was also known for her work as an animal welfare activist Doris Day, the actor, singer and animal welfare activist, has died at the age of 97. tweeting that Day will has taken a piece of the sun with her and Tony Bennett tweeted Elaine Paige. Rest in Peace the great & inimitable Doris Day. The last star of the Hollywood Golden Age. Well bid you farewell by the Light of The Silvery Moon, but you will always be Young at Heart to us forever. On Instagram, Sarah Jessica Parker shared a tribute, tweeted that she was the Worlds Sweetheart and beloved by all. So sad to hear of Doris Day …