Betty Buckley :: ’A Workin’ Girl’s Gotta Keep Working!’

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Friday Nov 2, 2012

You mention the name Betty Buckley and two things come to mind....Abby on TV dramedy "Eight is Enough," and most prominently the lady who sings the hell out of "Memories" from Andrew Webber's "CATS" on Broadway, the latter winning her a Tony.

But there is so much more to what Buckley has offered us with her talents in theater ("CATS", "Mysteries of Edwin Drood," "Sunset Boulevard" and the fabulous flop "Carrie"), television ("Eight is Enough," "Pretty Liars"), film ("Carrie," "Tender Mercies," "The Happenings"), and music with fifteen solo releases over the past 43 years. At 65, Betty Buckley has no indication of slowing down either.

Based out of San Francisco, BEBE SWEETBRIAR is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments in 2008 with the release of her first single "Save Me", Ms. Sweetbriar will soon release her fifth dance single in 2012 called "Show It Off"..
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.


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