Broadway legend Barbara Cook passes away aged 89 at home surrounded by family and close friends

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Barbara Cook, known for her prolific career in musicals and cabaret and her soprano vocals, has passed away aged 89.

The veteran Broadway star died on Tuesday from respiratory failure, her representative said.

Barbara died in her Manhattan home surrounded by her family and close friends, her publicist Amanda Kaus told Reuters.

Kaus added that the actress had been ill for a while, but did not reveal the nature of the illness.

The veteran Broadway star died on Tuesday from respiratory failure
Her 2001 cabaret act Mostly Sondheim earned her a Tony award nomination

The star, a native of Atlanta, broke out on Broadway in the 1950s with roles in Oklahoma!, Carousel and most notably The Music Man, for which she won a Tony award for best featured actress in a musical for her role as Marian Paroo.

She died in her Manhattan home surrounded by her family and close friends

In the 1970s, she became a concert singer, performing at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Her 2001 cabaret act Mostly Sondheim earned her a Tony award nomination.

In May this year, her son Adam LeGrant told The New York Times that the actress had retired from the stage after more than six decades in show-business.

Thanks to: mirror – US gossip

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