Barbara Cook

Born 25 October 1927. Died 8 August 2017
Barbara Cook
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1927-10-25
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Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook Biography (Wikipedia)

Barbara Cook (October 25, 1927 – August 8, 2017) was an American actress and singer who first came to prominence in the 1950s as the lead in the original Broadway musicals Plain and Fancy (1955), Candide (1956) and The Music Man (1957) among others, winning a Tony Award for the last. She continued performing mostly in theatre until the mid-1970s, when she began a second career as a cabaret and concert singer. She also made numerous recordings.

During her years as Broadway’s leading ingénue Cook was lauded for her excellent lyric soprano voice. She was particularly admired for her vocal agility, wide range, warm sound, and emotive interpretations. As she aged her voice took on a darker quality, even in her head voice, that was less prominent in her youth. At the time of her death, Cook was widely recognized as one of the "premier interpreters" of musical theatre songs and standards, in particular the songs of composer Stephen Sondheim. Her subtle and sensitive interpretations of American popular song continued to earn high praise even into her eighties. She was named an honoree at the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors.

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Stephen Sondheim
Losing My Mind
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Losing My Mind
Barbara Cook
Glitter And Be Gay
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Glitter And Be Gay
Barbara Cook
Goodnight My Someone
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Goodnight My Someone
Barbara Cook
Til There Was You
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Til There Was You
Barbara Cook
Losing My Mind
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Losing My Mind
Stephen Sondheim
Too Many Mornings (Follies)
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Too Many Mornings (Follies)
Barbara Cook
Till There Was You
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Till There Was You

Till There Was You

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Robert Preston
The Music Man Original Broadway Cast
Leonard Bernstein
Make our garden grow (Candide)
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Make our garden grow (Candide)
Barbara Cook
IN BUDDY'S EYES
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IN BUDDY'S EYES
Barbara Cook
Till There Was You
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Till There Was You
Barbara Cook
I'll Buy You A Star
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I'll Buy You A Star
Barbara Cook
Yellow Drum Finale
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Yellow Drum Finale
Barbara Cook
Reach Out
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Reach Out
Barbara Cook
Chain Of Love
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Chain Of Love
Barbara Cook
Yellow Drum
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Yellow Drum
Barbara Cook
Dropsy Cure Weather
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Dropsy Cure Weather
Barbara Cook
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
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I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Barbara Cook
It's Better With A Band
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It's Better With A Band
Leonard Bernstein
Candide - Glitter and be gay
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Candide - Glitter and be gay
Barbara Cook
Blue Skies
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Blue Skies
Barbara Cook
When I See An Elephant Fly
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When I See An Elephant Fly
Barbara Cook
Someday My Prince Will Come
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Someday My Prince Will Come
Barbara Cook
My White Knight
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My White Knight
Barbara Cook
Long Before I Knew You
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Long Before I Knew You
Leonard Bernstein
Candide, Act 2; The Venice Gavotte
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Candide, Act 2; The Venice Gavotte
Barbara Cook
Send in the Clowns
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Send in the Clowns
Barbara Cook
The Nearness Of You
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The Nearness Of You
Barbara Cook
When You Wish Upon A Star
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When You Wish Upon A Star
Barbara Cook
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
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A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
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