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Helen Reddy, Still Every ’Woman,’ Comes to Ptown

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Tuesday Oct 1, 2013

She made the history books with her #1 Grammy-winning hit "I Am Woman," then found it easy to withdraw from show business to practice hypnotherapy.

That's what the "Queen of 70s Pop" Helen Reddy did 10 years ago moving back to her homeland Australia. The time spent away from the stage was not entirely a complete escape from her singing career. Reddy spent some of her retirement reflecting on her life which led to her 2006 autobiography "The Woman I Am."

And what a life it has been for the 70-year old. With a string of hits, 15 songs charting the Top 40 Pop charts, Reddy became the first Australian to garnish a #1 pop hit and Grammy award with "I Am Woman." The song not only marks her rise to super stardom in 1974, it also became the anthem for the feminist movement of that era.

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, "" to be released in 2012.


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