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Barbara Cook

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American theater singer and actress who appeared in The Music Man and appeared in Thumbelina and Candide. She started her career carrying out performances at night clubs in NEW YORK before finding focus on Broadway. She gained a Tony Prize for her functionality in the 1957 creation from the Music Man. She acquired one young child with her ex-husband and performing instructor, David LeGrant. She acquired a lead tone of voice acting function in the 1994 film Thumbelina, which also highlighted the tone of voice of Charo .

Quick Facts


Full Name Barbara Cook
Date Of Birth October 25, 1927
Died August 8, 2017, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Atlanta, GA
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Spouse David LeGrant
Children Adam LeGrant
Parents Charles Bunyan, Nell Harwell Cook
Awards Kennedy Center Honors, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, Grammy Hall of Fame, Drama League Award Special Recognition Award - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre, Theatre World Award, New York Drama Critics' Circle Special Citation
Nominations Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production, Laurence Olivier Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement
Movies Spring Fever, Broadway's Best at Pops, Killing 'em Softly, Barbara Cook: Mostly Sondheim
TV Shows Golden Windows
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1...until June 13: Studio 54 on Broadway. One of the starring performers in Roundabout Theatre Company's 'Sondheim on Sondheim.' [March 2010]
2Recipient of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins, and Meryl Streep.
3Won 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.".
4She 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.
5Her 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.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thumbelina1994Mother (voice)
The United States Steel Hour1962TV Series
Play of the Week1961TV SeriesLissa
The Chevy Show1961TV SeriesKitty Malone
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1961TV SeriesKitty Malone
Hansel and Gretel1958TV MovieGretel
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1957TV SeriesBarbie Hallem
The Yeoman of the Guard1957TV MovieElsie Maynard
Kraft Theatre1950-1957TV Series
Producers' Showcase1956TV SeriesEvelina Applegate
Babes in Toyland1955TV MovieJane Piper
Golden Windows1954TV SeriesHazel
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950-1952TV Series
The Great Merlini1951TV MovieJulie Boyde
Studio One in Hollywood1950TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thumbelina1994performer: "Soon" Reprise
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern1987TV Movie performer: "Don't Ever Leave Me", "Long Ago and Far Away", "Look for the Silver Lining", "All the Things You Are"
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV Special performer: "Till There Was You"
Babes in Toyland1955TV Movie performer: "I Can't Do the Sum", "Castle in Spain", "Go to Sleep, Slumber Deep"

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peege1973Short still photographer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: The Next Generation2018Documentary filmingHerself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary post-productionHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors2013TV SpecialHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2011TV MovieHerself - Honoree
The 64th Annual Tony Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: A Little Night Music & Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Original Score
51st Annual Drama Desk Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Breakfast with the Arts2005TV SeriesHerself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHerself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Special Theatrical Event
60 Minutes2001TV Series documentaryHerself - Singer (segment "Barbara Cook")
A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury1996TV MovieHerself - Performer
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern1987TV MovieHerself
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Great Performances1986TV SeriesSally Durant Plummer
Song by Song1980TV SeriesHerself - Music Performer
Emerald City1977TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Girl Talk1966TV SeriesHerself
Today1965-1966TV SeriesHerself
The Bell Telephone Hour1960-1965TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself / Herself - Host
The 19th Annual Tony Awards1965TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1963-1965TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Get the Message1964TV SeriesHerself
To Tell the Truth1964TV SeriesHerself
The 18th Annual Tony Awards1964TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Match Game1963TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain
The Merv Griffin Show1963TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself - Broadway Actress
The DuPont Show of the Week1961-1962TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1955-1961TV SeriesSinger / Herself
Your Hit Parade1958TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHerself - Singer (segment "Barbara Cook")

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