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Kathleen York: Call Her Bird

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Kathleen York: Call Her Bird

Kathleen York: Call Her Bird

'West Wing' Actress Reveals Singing Skills on 'The Velvet Hour'

Kathleen York: Call Her Bird

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Fans of the prime time television hit The West Wing know actress Kathleen York as Congresswoman Andrea Wyatt, the sassy and self-confident ex-wife of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Toby Ziegler.

As Bird York, the polished actress turns into sultry and seductive singer-songwriter, with a CD out called The Velvet Hour.

Kathleen 'Bird' York talks with NPR's Liane Hansen about the daunting challenge of building two successful careers in Hollywood, a town where most people can't even get a first job in the entertainment business.