- Name: Barbara Cook
- Born: 10/25/1927
- Died: 08/08/2017 (89 years old)
- Occupation: Actress, singer
- Website: http://www.barbaracook.com
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.
Genre: Musical theatre, traditional pop
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Death Place: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Barbara Cook quotes :
Even within the last three or four years, I have a greater ability to communicate, I think. I have more courage to show the stuff... And it does take courage.Barbara Cook