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Barbara Cook
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Cook at the 2009 premiere of the Metropolitan Opera
Background information
Born (1927-10-25)October 25, 1927
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Died August 8, 2017(2017-08-08) (aged 89)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Musical theatre, traditional pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 1951–2017
Labels Urania(1958–1959)
Columbia (1975–1977)
Moss Music Group (1981-1988)
DRG (1993–2017)

Barbara Cook (October 25, 1927 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer and actress. She became known during 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.

Cook died from respiratory failure on August 8, 2017 in New York City at the age of 89.

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