Laura Branigan (I) (1952–2004)

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Laura Branigan was born on July 3, 1952 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA. She is known for her work on Flashdance (1983), Ghostbusters (1984) and I, Tonya (2017). She was married to Laurence Ross Kruteck. She died on August 26, 2004 in East Quogue, New York. See full bio »

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Known For

Flashdance Soundtrack
Ghostbusters Soundtrack
I, Tonya Soundtrack
Backstage Kate Lawrence


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 1995 Laura Branigan: Dim All the Lights (Remix) (Video short)
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 1995 Laura Branigan: Dim All the Lights (Video short)
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 1993 Laura Branigan: Didn't We Almost Win It All (Video short)
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 1991 Monsters (TV Series)
Amanda Smith-Jones
- A Face for Radio (1991) ... Amanda Smith-Jones
 1990 Laura Branigan: Moonlight on Water (Video short)
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 1989 Laura Branigan & Cerrone: Heart of Me (Video short)
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 1988 Laura Branigan: Your Love (Video short)
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 1988/I Backstage
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 1987 Laura Branigan: Shattered Glass (Video short)
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 1987 Laura Branigan: Cry Wolf (Video short)
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 1985 Laura Branigan: Maybe Tonight (Video short)
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 1985 Laura Branigan: Spanish Eddie (Video short)
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 1984 Delta Pi
 1984 Laura Branigan: I Wish We Could Be Alone (Video short)
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 1984 Laura Branigan: Ti amo (Video short)
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 1984 Laura Branigan: The Lucky One (Video short)
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 1984 Laura Branigan: Self Control (Video short)
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 1984 Automan (TV Series)
Jessie Cole
- Murder MTV (1984) ... Jessie Cole
 1983 Laura Branigan: How Am I Supposed to Live Without You (Video short)
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 1983 Laura Branigan: Solitaire (Video short)
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 1983 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Fox Trap (1983) ... Sarah
 1982 Laura Branigan: All Night with Me (Video short)
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 1982 Laura Branigan: Gloria (Video short)
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 1981 Laura Branigan: Fool's Affair (Video short)
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Other Works:

Her songs appeared on the Flashdance (1983), Ghostbusters (1984), Body Rock (1984), Coming to America (1988) and Salsa (1988) soundtracks. See more »

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1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 7¾" (1.72 m)


Laurence Ross Kruteck  (his death)



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Grief is something you never really get over, but you put it in a place inside you and deal with it in the way you have to. See more »


In later years she continued to perform and record music, and dated the drummer in her band, Tommy Bayiokos. She spent most of her time, however, caring for her mother, Kathleen, 83, who had Alzheimer's, while gardening and cooking for friends. See more »


Many of her hits were English-language remakes of European hit songs, for the American market. See more »

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