Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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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
- NEW YORK DEBUT--Sandy, Flahooley, Broadhurst Theatre, 1951.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- 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.
- Brothers and Sisters, NY, July, 1974; Carnegie Hall, NY, January 27, 1975; Maisonette, St. Regis Hotel, NY, March 1975; Michael's Pub; many others.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
- The U.S. Steel Hour.
- The Perry Como Show.
- The Ed Sullivan Show.
- Gretel, Hansel and Gretel, NBC, 1958.
- Evelina, Bloomer Girl.
- The Yeoman of the Guard.
- It's Better with a Band.
- 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.