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Barbara Cook

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Barbara Cook (born October 25, 1927) is an American singer and actress who first came to prominence in the 1950s after starring in the original Broadway musicals Candide (1956) and The Music Man (1957) among others, winning a Tony Award for the latter. She continued performing mostly in theatre until the mid 1970s, when she began a second career that continues to this day as a cabaret and concert singer. 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 has aged her voice has taken on a darker quality, even in her head voice, that was less prominent in her youth. Today Cook is 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 continue to earn high praise even into her eighties. Description above from the Wikipedia article Barbara Cook,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Oct 25, 1927 In Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
18
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Barbara Cook: Mostly Sondheim 2003-05-20
Known For
Poster of Barbara Cook: Mostly Sondheim
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Poster of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Filmography
Movie Barbara Cook: Mostly Sondheim Herself 2003-05-20
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self 2003-01-01
Movie A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury Herself 1996-11-17
Movie Thumbelina Mother (voice) 1994-03-29
Movie Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music Herself 1990-05-16
Movie Follies: In Concert Sally Durant Plummer 1986-03-14
Movie Spring Fever Chris 1982-12-30
Series Great Performances Sally Durant Plummer 1971-01-28
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Series The Match Game Team Captain 1962-12-31
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Movie The Yeomen of the Guard Elsie Maynard 1957-04-10
Movie Bloomer Girl Evelina Applegate 1956-05-28
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Kitty Malone 1956-10-05
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Babes in Toyland Jane Piper 1955-12-24
Series Golden Windows Unknown 1954-07-05
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24