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Whoopi's funky footwear gets laughs in Austria

In this photo made available on Sunday, May 1, U.S. actress and co-producer of the musical "Sister Act" speaks during a press presentation at the Ronacher Theater in Vienna, Friday, April 29, 2011. The musical has its premiere at the Ronacher in September. (AP Photo/dapd, Lilli Strauss)

VIENNA (AP) -- Whoopi Goldberg in Austria to promote "Sister Act," with her trademark slapstick humor.

She slipped off her high-heeled sandals at Vienna's Ronacher Theater on Friday when she realized she would have to stand during a media preview of the musical, which opens there in September.

"I thought I was going to look good coming in and sitting down," Goldberg told a laughing audience.

She stood in her white socks until Vienna's cultural affairs official, Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, came on to give her a gift. "Hold on, hold on. I'm going to put them back on 'cause you're too tall for me," Goldberg said.

"They look great ... just like you," Mailath-Pokorny quipped.

Goldberg starred in the 1992 movie version of "Sister Act."