She would want nothing but the very best that an entertainer had to offer. Bea lived a long and fulfilling life. She was many things including an entertainer and well respected Real Estate pioneer in Las Vegas.
She was also the mother of one of the most successful Celebrity Impersonators in the business, Sherie Rae Parker (Bette Midler, Janis Joplin and Phyllis Diller)
Bea began The Entertainer's Network in the late 1990's. It was the precursor to any Social Media. The Entertainer's Network was an online Hub and Home for those in the business of Celebrity Tributes from around the world. Bea loved working with The Entertainer's Network and encouraged all entertainers, no matter their experience or training.
Many entertainers looking for guidance and professional wisdom happened upon The Entertainer's Network. There, they would encounter this lovely lady.
However, Bea was not there to "hold one's hand" or to patronize entertainers. She would "tell them like it is" and expect them to follow up on her advice. And she knew what she was talking about.
Bea was very knowledgeable. She had seen the good, the bad and the ugly...and she knew the difference. She was not one to mince words, but she was always there to encourage entertainers and promote the Tribute Industry.
Many entertainers talk about how they would send Bea a message by email in the middle of the night, not expecting to hear anything from her for a day or two. Then, to their surprise, Bea would immediately write back to them with her comments and suggestions.
We pay tribute to Bea on this web site. She was a pioneer in this industry.
We are forever thankful for her guidance.
During The Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Impersonators, an award has been created in her honor. It is the BEA FOGELMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. It is not a "Lifetime Achievement Award". It is an award presented to the Sunburst Attendee who most embodies the qualities of an entertainer that Bea found most important.