Barbara Cook Biography (1927-)

Born October 25, 1927, in Atlanta, GA; daughter of Charles Bunyan and Nell (Harwell) Cook; married David LeGrant (divorced).

Birth Details
October 25, 1927
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • NEW YORK DEBUT--Sandy, Flahooley, Broadhurst Theatre, 1951.
  • Ado Annie, Oklahoma!, New York City Center, NY, 1953.
  • Hilda Miller, Plain and Fancy, Mark Hellinger Theatre, NY, 1955.
  • Cunegonde, Candide, Martin Beck Theatre, NY, 1956.
  • Julie Jordan, Carousel, New York City Center, NY, 1957.
  • Marian Paroo, The Music Man, Majestic Theatre, NY, 1957.
  • Anna Leonowens, The King and I, New York City Center, NY, 1960.
  • Liesl Brandel, The Gay Life, Shubert Theatre, NY, 1961.
  • Amalia Balish, She Loves Me, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, NY, 1963.
  • Carol Deems, Something More!, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, NY, 1964.
  • Ellen Gordon, Any Wednesday (replaced Sandy Dennis), Music Box Theatre, NY, 1965.
  • Magnolia, Show Boat, American Musical Theatre, New York State Theatre, Lincoln Center, NY, 1966.
  • Patsy Newquist, Little Murders, Broadhurst, NY, 1967.
  • Dolly Talbo, The Grass Harp, Martin Beck Theatre, NY, 1972.
  • Kleopatra, Enemies, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, NY, 1973.
  • "Follies" in Concert, Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center, NY, 1985.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Ado Annie, Oklahoma!, 1954.
  • Molly Brown, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, national tour, 1964.
  • Fanny Brice, Funny Girl, summer tour, 1967.
  • The Gershwin Years, 1973.
  • Credits; CABARET
  • Brothers and Sisters, NY, July, 1974; Carnegie Hall, NY, January 27, 1975; Maisonette, St. Regis Hotel, NY, March 1975; Michael's Pub; many others.
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
  • The U.S. Steel Hour.
  • The Perry Como Show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Gretel, Hansel and Gretel, NBC, 1958.
  • Evelina, Bloomer Girl.
  • The Yeoman of the Guard.
  • It's Better with a Band.
  • Credits; ALBUMS
  • Flahooley, original cast recording.
  • Plain and Fancy, original cast recording, Capitol.
  • Candide, original cast recording, Columbia.
  • The Music Man, original cast recording, Capitol.
  • The Gay Life, original cast recording, Capitol.
  • She Loves Me, original cast recording, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • Show Boat, original cast recording, RCA.
  • The Grass Harp, original cast recording, Painted Smiles.
  • Hansel and Gretel, original television cast recording, Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • Show Boat (1962 recording), Columbia.
  • "Follies" in Concert, original cast recording.
  • Barbara Cook: Today, Columbia.
  • Ben Bagley's George Gershwin Revisited, Painted Smiles.
  • Ben Bagley's Jerome Kern Revisited, Painted Smiles.
  • It's Better with a Band; others.

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