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Barbara Cook (I) (1927–2017)

Barbara Cook is best-loved and remembered for her work on the Broadway stage. An amazing singer and refreshingly impulsive actress, she made her debut at age 23 in the musical "Flahooley". Roles in "Plain and Fancy" and, the most famous flop of all time, "Candide" followed. In 1957, she created her most famous role as Marion Paroo opposite Robert ... See full bio »

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Thumbelina Mother
The Yeoman of the Guard
The Yeoman of the Guard Elsie Maynard
Hansel and Gretel
Alfred Hitchcock Presents


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 1994 Thumbelina
Mother (voice)
 1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- The Go-Between (1962)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- In a Garden (1961) ... Lissa
 1961 The Chevy Show (TV Series)
Kitty Malone
- O'Halloran's Luck (1961) ... Kitty Malone
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
Kitty Malone
- O'Halloran's Luck (1961) ... Kitty Malone
 1958 Hansel and Gretel (TV Movie)
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Barbie Hallem
- A Little Sleep (1957) ... Barbie Hallem
 1957 The Yeoman of the Guard (TV Movie)
Elsie Maynard
 1950-1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Kelly (1950)
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Evelina Applegate
- Bloomer Girl (1956) ... Evelina Applegate
 1955 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie)
Jane Piper
 1954 Golden Windows (TV Series)
 1950-1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Happy Ending (1950)
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Other Works:

Enemies (1972). Written by Maxim Gorky. Translated by Jeremy Brooks and Kitty Hunter-Blair. Incidental music by Cathy MacDonald. Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt. Lighting Design by John Gleason. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Assistant to Mr. Schmidt: Paul Zalon. Assistant to Miss Roth: Robert Pusilo. Hair Design by Jim ... See more »

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Her 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. See more »

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