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Shelley Bruce Biography

 
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Best known for "Annie" on Broadway, Shelley started her career at 7 years old in commercials. At 8, she was blessed to be directed by Sal Mineo in "The Children's Mass" along side Gary Sandy. In 1977 at the age of 12, she originated the role of Kate in "Annie" before taking over the title role in ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Best known for "Annie" on Broadway, Shelley started her career at 7 years old in commercials. At 8, she was blessed to be directed by Sal Mineo in "The Children's Mass" along side Gary Sandy. In 1977 at the age of 12, she originated the role of Kate in "Annie" before taking over the title role in ... (read complete bio)

Best known for "Annie" on Broadway, Shelley started her career at 7 years old in commercials. At 8, she was blessed to be directed by Sal Mineo in "The Children's Mass" along side Gary Sandy. In 1977 at the age of 12, she originated the role of Kate in "Annie" before taking over the title role in 1978 when Andrea McArdle left to open the show in London. Ms. Bruce has over 50 commercials to her credit, as well as, regional and off-Broadway credits. In 1981, she was diagnosed with Leukemia but even that did not keep her away. Within a year, audiences got to see her alongside Walter Willison in "Broadway Scandals of 1928" as Sandy McGuire, a character loosely based on real life Screen Legend Ruby Keeler

At the same time, Shelley penned her autobiography "Tomorrow is Today" which chronicles her life from the early days of commercials through her battle with Leukemia. After raising her 2 children, Ms. Bruce now makes various public appearances, coaches young talent interested in pursuing their acting/singing careers and also spends her time running her handmade crochet items business Amethyst Soteria which donates a portion of the proceeds to Pediatric Cancer Research. On July 27, 2016, a little piece of history was made when Shelley joined long time friend, Andrea McArdle on stage at The Winery at St. George for a rare duet of the opening number from "Annie", "Maybe"