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STAGE TUBE: EIGHT IS ENOUGH Reunion With Betty Buckley

The Today Show's 'Great TV Families Reunited' segment recently reunited the cast of the hit series 'Eight is Enough' to reminisce about the family-friendly series and the appeal it held for TV audiences. The show starred Betty Buckley and Dick Van Patten.

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley has thrilled audiences for years with acclaimed performances in such Broadway shows as Sunset Boulevard, Cats, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and 1776. Recently her highly praised starring role in the M. Night Shyamalan feature film The Happening, joins her other memorable film performances that include Tender Mercies, Frantic, and Carrie. She also has an extensive concert career, and recently received rave reviews for Broadway by Request at New York City's prestigious Feinstein's at Loew's Regency nightclub. In 2009, Buckley was honored with the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Theater and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2007.

Buckley has been a teacher for 37 years and has taught numerous singers, actors and professionals including investment bankers, athletic coaches and persons who want to perfect their ability to effectively communicate in their work and in relationships. The class also welcomes auditors who participate in all aspects of the class except the individual singing coached by Buckley.

She is also an Emmy-nominated television (Eight Is Enough, Law and Order:SVU and HBO's Oz) and film star (Tender Mercies, Carrie, Frantic, Another Woman and The Happening).

The Actor-Singer works regularly in concert with her ensemble of musicians. Her solo CD, Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar Warehouse, received a Grammy nomination. In 2007, she released a new CD Betty Buckley 1967, which hit the Billboard charts. Her newest recording Quintessence, with long-time collaborator Kenny Werner and her quintet was released by Playbill and Sony BMG Broadway Masterworks in Spring 2008.

Named for Buckley's outstanding contribution to the musical theatre, The Betty Lynn Buckley Awards honor outstanding Musical Theatre in Tarrant County high schools.



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