Ex-Jersey City deputy mayor slays with burlesque act

Hope Diamond was a smash.

Leona Beldini, the former Jersey City deputy mayor, revived her burlesque act last week at a benefit for the Kennedy Dancers, and by all reports she stopped the show.

Beldini, 82, hadn’t performed as Hope Diamond in over 40 years. And her revival last week was tame by burlesque standards. Beldini did not shed her clothes.

Beldini’s act was the main attraction at the benefit, which also included performances by elected officials like County Register Diane Coleman, State Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham and Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, who performend the title song from the 1982 musical “Dreamgirls.”

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Source: NJ.com Hudson

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