NEUWIRTH, BEBE (1958– ), U.S. actress. Born in Newark and raised in Princeton, n.j., Neuwirth majored in dance at the Juilliard School in New York. She made her Broadway debut in A Chorus Line in 1980 but she achieved fame as Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane, a dour psychiatrist married to a psychiatrist, in the long-running hit television series Cheers and its spin-off Frasier. A singer and dancer, she featured in the Broadway musicals Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, and Chicago and won two Tony awards. In 2005 she starred in the crime drama series Law & Order: Trial by Jury. She appeared in more than 25 movies.
[Stewart Kampel (2nd ed.)]