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Barbara Cook is a Actor American born on 25 october 1927 at Atlanta (USA)

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook
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Nationality USA
Birth 25 october 1927 at Atlanta (USA)
Death 8 august 2017 (at 89 years)

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 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 that continues to this day as a cabaret and concert singer. She has 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 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. She was named an honoree at the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors.


Barbara Cook married acting teacher David LeGrant (December 7, 1923 - July 28, 2011) on March 9, 1952 and divorced in 1965. They had one child, Adam (born 1959).

Usually with

Don Bluth
Don Bluth
(1 films)
Gary Goldman
Gary Goldman
(1 films)
Gary Goldman
Gary Goldman
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Barbara Cook (3 films)

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Thumbelina (1994)
, 1h22
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Gary Goldman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Barbara Cook, Carol Channing, Charo, Gino Conforti
Roles Mother (voice)
Rating63% 3.1980353.1980353.1980353.1980353.198035
A lonely old woman longs for a child, and is given a seed by a good witch. When planted, the seed grows into a flower, and inside the blossom is a tiny girl the size of the old woman's thumb. The old woman names the girl Thumbelina and raises her as her own.
Spring Fever, 1h40
Directed by Joseph L. Scanlan
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Sports films, Tennis films
Actors Susan Anton, Jessica Walter, Stephen Young, Frank Converse, Barbara Cook, Stephen Shellen
Roles Chris
Rating50% 2.506612.506612.506612.506612.50661
Stevie Castle is a Las Vegas showgirl whose teen daughter K.C. demonstrates a promising aptitude for tennis. But when K.C. enters a local tournament, she encounters hostility and snobbery from the tennis crowd due to her mother's profession.