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PAULETTE ATTIE: GRANDE DAME OF THE AMERICAN SHOWBIZ

By Maximillien de Lafayette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: The stunning diva, author and award-winning actress and songwriter, Paulette Attie.

But of course, mon cher ami, legends and lovable mythical images mesmerize us and transport us to enchanted, unreachable parallel worlds. But just imagine for a short moment, how you could or would feel, if you manage to touch the glittering face of a star, chat with intricately mesmerizing songwriter, or just be part of the intriguing and glamorous universe of a famous artist. Getting closer to Paulette Attie, is entering that delightful, mysterious and warm universe of loveable and confusing cosmos of stars. She did it all. She wrote poems, songs, composed music, shined on the big screen, produced and hosted enormously successful radio shows, appeared on the world most prestigious theaters, taught our children how to write, how to act and how to love music, and above all, Paulette Attie taught us that the greatest joy in the world is to find the joy in giving...

I am very fond of Paulette Attie. But,  I have to admit, Paulette intrigues me, challenges me, tries to lecture me all the time, and puts a tiger in my tank. Part of my fascination with this splendid Jewish and international diva derives from her most unusual story-telling talent, abundant knowledge of the world of entertainment and her life experiences and encounters with legends and giants in showbiz...and most recently WHAT I HAVE DISCOVERED ABOUT PAULETTE ATTIE! Ready for this? Fasten your seat belt. One day, Paulette called me to tell me that she channeled on a higher level and found out that I was her brother in a previous life. "You were a naughty boy, Maximillien, a bad, troublemaker child, but sweet....You gave me hard time...I had to clean up all your acts. But I loved you...you were fun too, but terrible terrible child..." told me Paulette Attie. I froze in time and space upon hearing Nostradramus Paulette Attie. But to certain extent, I believed her. Paulette has magic, mesmerizing presence and a way with words, words with substance, warmth and intrigue...I am wondering what else, Paulette could or would find about my terrible childhood?

A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR DIVA PAULETTE ATTIE

2005 was a very good year for Paulette Attie. The New York JEWISH POST selected her as "Star of The Month". And in the Post's annual list of "Most Outstanding Women of America", Paulette Attie was on the list. World Art Celebrities Journal in their special edition of the year, Paulette was nominated "Grande Dame of the American Showbiz".   Paulette made the cover of "STARS ILLUSTRATED", magazine  and was nominated "STAR OF THE YEAR". In the recent edition of "WHO'S WHO OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN FEMALE SINGERS", Paulette Attie occupied a place of honor. In Paris, "La Femme Magazine" chose Attie "Artiste Extraordinaire of the Year". So, this nymph is still making noise and a big buzz!

ATTIE, THE LEGENDARY STAR:  Paulette Attie the star, the actress, the singer, the performer, the songwriter, the author, the poet, the writer, the Prima Donna starred in more than 1,000 shows, musicals, operas, plays, cabarets acts, and concerts around the world. She won the Silver Globe Award playing a French nightclub singer on TV's The Yanks Are Coming. Other TV credits include the part of Marshal Dobbs in One Life to Live plus leading roles on General Hospital, Another World, All My Children, Sesame Street, Mercy or Murder etc. Paulette has played the leading female roles in musicals and operettas: My Fair Lady, Gypsy, Can-Can, The Merry Widow, La Vie Parisienne and plays by Neil Simon, Tennessee Williams and Noel Coward. Of her over one thousand concerts, she has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Westbury Music Fair and concert halls in Japan and South America. She has performed on and off- Broadway and toured nationally. Roy Sander in Back Stage said she's "a combination of Lily Pons and Carmen Miranda. I daresay millions would adore her."  "The classiest singer around today" is how Marjorie Gunner described her in The New York Voice, and Howard Thompson at The New York Times said Paulette is "Beautiful, animated, plaintive, and intense." Her acclaimed one-woman show, About Time opened off-Broadway in 1997: "Her voice has size and power and her comic timing is in good shape"...The New York Times. "Rush to see About Time, where Paulette Attie personifies grace and talent"... Aisle Say. "Astounding talent"...The Village Voice.  About Time continues to be a favorite with audiences.

On her award winning weekly radio show, Paulette Attie's Musical Playbill (WNYC for 2 years), Paulette sang songs by America's best loved songwriters, often accompanied by the composers themselves. Her legendary list of guests includes Harold Arlen, Jerry Bock, Cy Coleman, "Yip" Harburg, Sheldon Harnick, Burton Lane, Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mc Hugh, Mary Rodgers, Harold Rome, Charles Strouse and Jule Styne. She includes many of their songs in her Paulette’s Best of Broadway, Hollywood Goes Broadway, and Show Stoppers. She became friends with some of these writers and shares stories about their friendship in her shows.  Of Johnny Mercer she said, "If there ever was a person who could charm the birds out of the trees, it was Johnny." She has sung in Washington D.C. for Presidents and Heads of State, including being chosen in 1998 to sing in Washington for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Statehood of Israel. In 1988, she became the first woman performer elected into the Friars Club. The Award winning singer/actress and poet just received the 2004 ASCAP Plus Songwriter Award. This makes it her fifth year in a row.

President Bush sent Paulette a letter of congratulations for her songUnited Are We" and for donating her time to work with the children at PS 1, the school nearest Ground Zero that was still operating after 9/11.  She was invited to sing "United Are We" at PS 1 on the six month anniversary of 9/11, where fifty 7 and 8 year olds joined her.  The performance was seen several times on NY1 TV.  On September 11, 2002 the entire student body of 650 children at PS 1 sang “United Are We” with Paulette honoring the one year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.

ATTIE, THE EDUCATOR:  In addition to major productions and plays she took part or starred in, and between writing books and essays, Paulette Attie devotes a great deal of her time to education. She has taught and lectured in colleges and institutions, presenting interactive programs of songs and poems, to both educate and entertain. She is highly admired for her original children’s show Time for a Rhyme, which includes songs and poems she has written, along with those of Langston Hughes, Irving Berlin, William Shakespeare, and Nikki Giovanni.

ATTIE: THE LOVING AND CARING HUMAN BEING AND GUIDING LIGHT:  “To make a difference in the world is probably the most evolved example of success,” Paulette told me. “I consciously try to apply this principle every day. Even the smallest gesture, like smiling at someone, or exhibiting compassion to another can make a difference.”  I recently received a letter of thanks from someone I'd helped some twenty-five years ago. I'd long since forgotten the deed, but she hadn't.

SOON AFTER WE PUBLISHED THE ARTICLE ON PAULETTE ATTIE, WE RECEIVED THIS "Note from Paulette:  THANK YOU Maximillien, for your article, your kind words, and for making me laugh. Laugh??? Yes, a long, loud, laugh. When I shared the information with you about our previous life together, I asked you not to share it with anyone. You said, “I understand. Yes, I do!” Now that the whole world is privy to that knowledge, here’s the main thing I found out about you: It was in an era when women were not given higher education, and you kindly shared your knowledge with me. You were very GENEROUS. I know it’s more intriguing to be perceived as “naughty” and “terrible,” so I allow for that fact that you were indeed naughty. How you were naughty, we’ll leave to the imagination of the readers.  If you want a writer to say something about you, tell him not to share that information with anyone. Naughty you were and are, and GENEROUS you continue to be. "  

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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