Bernadette Peters

Laurence Olivier Awards 2014 - Arrivals

Peters in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Bernadette Lazzara

Place of Birth: Ozone Park, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 28, 1948

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian

Bernadette Peters is an American actress, singer, and children’s book author.

She is the daughter of Marguerite (Maltese) and Peter Lazzara. Her grandparents were all Italian. Her sister is casting director Donna DeSeta. Bernadette was married to investment adviser Michael Wittenberg, until his death.

Bernadette’s paternal grandparents were named Giuseppe Lazzara and Francesca Giambalvo.

Bernadette’s maternal grandfather was Bernard/Bernardo Maltese (the sin of Vincenzo Maltese and Antonina Guillo/Gullo). Bernard’s parents were from Partanna, Trapani, Sicily. Vincenzo was the son of Bernardo Maltese and Maria Calvaruso. Antonina was the daughter of Pietro Guillo/Gullo and Anna Atria.

Bernadette’s maternal grandmother was Francesca/Frances/Francisca Atria (the daughter of Salvatore Atria and Margherita Santostefano). Francesca’s parents were from Partanna, Trapani, Sicily. Salvatore was the son of Giuseppe Atria and Francesca Sanfilippo. Margherita was the daughter of Michael Santostefano and Maria DiLorenzo.

Sources: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com

Genealogy of Bernadette Peters – https://www.geni.com

4 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    *Guiseppe Lazzara and Francesca Giambalvo

    Bernadette’s maternal grandparents were Bernard Maltese (the sin of Vincenzo Maltese and Antonina Guillo) and Francesca/Frances Atria.

  2. passingtime85 says:

    So the IMDB claim that she is Connie Stevens’ first cousin is unfounded then?

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001613/bio
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0828328/bio

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