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Barbara Cook
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    (October 25, 1927-August 8, 2017)
    Born in Atlanta, Georgia
    Appeared in the Broadway musicals 'Candide' (1956), 'The Music Man' (1957) and 'She Loves Me' (1962)
    Recorded the albums 'At Carnegie Hall' (1975), 'It's Better With A Band' (1981), 'Dorothy Fields: As Close As Pages In A Book' (1993), 'Oscar Winners: The Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II' (1997), 'The Champion Season: A Salute to Gower Champion' (1999), 'Sings Mostly Sondheim (2001), 'Count Your Blessings' (2003), 'Barbara Cook's Broadway!' (2004) and 'Barbara Cook at the Met' (2006)
    She described her relationship with her mother growing up as 'too close. I slept with my mother until I came to New York. That's just, it's wrong.'
    She was replaced by Shirley Jones in the film version of 'The Music Man.'
    She had trouble finding stage work in the 70s due to her battles with drinking, depression and obesity.
    She starred in the original Royal Shakespeare Company version of the notorious flop 'Carrie: The Musical.' (1988)
    She won the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for 'The Music Man.'
    She came back in the 80s as a cabaret singer and won a Drama Desk Award for her solo Broadway show (1987).
    She performed at the White House for four presidents.
    She performed at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival.

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