Yes, Liv Ullmann.
This was when the famed Norwegian actress and film collaborator with director Ingmar Bergman starred in the last show Richard Rodgers ever wrote, I Remember Mama, based on the long-running play from 1944 about an Norwegian immigrant family in San Francisco in the early 1900s. The musical was not successful, running for only 108 performances. Liv Ullmann took a good deal of the heat for that, criticized for being out of place. But the thing is, in fairness, I've heard the score, and it's extremely mediocre at best. And I Remember Mama was painfully dated in 1978. (Both things which will be apparent in this video.) I have a feeling that Rodgers one reason Rodgers chose it because he owned the rights, having produced the original play with Oscar Hammerstein. For all I know, he'd always wanted to turn it into a musical. And it might have been a great idea 35 years earlier.
There was probably much sweetness, and perhaps another actress might have made the musical more cohesive. But I wouldn't be surprised that it was the star power of Liv Ullmann that help get the show to run even those 108 performances.The lyrics are by Martin Charnin (who wrote the lyrics to Annie). Additional lyrics are by Raymond Jessel who came in later. (It's the same Ray Jessel I wrote about here who in more recent years developed a wonderful one-man cabaret act of his songs.). A few years ago, I met Ray a few times, and asked him about I Remember Mama. Knowing that it was a troubled production, I wondered if it was a tough decision to come on board under such circumstances. "Are you kidding?," he said. "I got the chance to work with Richard Rodgers. It was absolutely worth it."
Okay, all that aside, here is Liv Ullmann and family singing "A Little Bit More" from the 1979 Tony Awards.