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Overview (3)

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA  (respiratory failure)
Birth NameBarbara Nell Cook

Mini Bio (1)

Barbara Cook is best-loved and remembered for her work on the Broadway stage. An amazing singer and refreshingly impulsive actress, she made her debut at age 23 in the musical "Flahooley". Roles in "Plain and Fancy" and, the most famous flop of all time, "Candide" followed. In 1957, she created her most famous role as Marion Paroo opposite Robert Preston in "The Music Man". She won a Tony for her work. Other shows included "The Gay Life", "She Loves Me" and "Something More". After the short-lived "Grass Harp" during the early '70s, Cook retired from the musical theater. Not long after, she emerged as a dynamite cabaret singer. This second phase of her career is still going strong today.

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Spouse (1)

David Samuel Legrant (1952 - 1965) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (7)

Her show, "Barbara Cook Sings Mostly Sondheim", was performed in 2001 at the Lyric Theatre in London, England and was nominated for a 2002 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Entertainment.
She was nominated for a 2002 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Entertainment for her performance in "Barbara Cook Sings Mostly Sondheim" at the Lyric Theatre in London, England.
Won Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for playing Marian in "The Music Man." In 2002, she was nominated in the Special Theatrical Event Category for her show "Barbara Cook Sings Mostly Sondheim.".
Recipient of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins, and Meryl Streep.
...until June 13: Studio 54 on Broadway. One of the starring performers in Roundabout Theatre Company's 'Sondheim on Sondheim.' [March 2010]
Mother of one son, Adam Legrant.
Despite winning a Tony Award and achieving stardom on Broadway, Barbara Cook never appeared in a film.

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