The Music Man (1962)
Cook died of respiratory failure on Tuesday, surrounded by friends and family at her home in Manhattan, according to her publicist. She was 89 years old.
Cook rose to fame in the '50s as the lead in such Broadway musicals as Plain and Fancy and Candide, among others. She won a Tony Award for her role in The Music Man, in which she played Marian, a librarian who falls for a con artist.
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After a few personal setbacks, including a struggle with alcohol abuse, she revived her career in the '70s, performing in cabarets and concert halls.
Cook received Kennedy Center Honors from Barack Obama in 2011. Broadway greats Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close and Sutton Foster among others paid tribute to the legend with a medley of her best-known songs.
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Cook died of respiratory failure on Tuesday morning in her New York home, her son Adam LeGrant told Variety. He added that she was surrounded by friends and family.
Officials with the Tony Awards remembered the clear-voiced soprano in a moving Facebook post, writing, “Rest in Peace Barbara Cook, we were so fortunate enough to see you shine in so many great roles.”
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1914 Director Morton DaCosta was born in Philly. Though most of his career was on the stage he did direct three features: Auntie Mame, The Music Man, and Island of Love, the first two of which were Best Picture nominees!
1933 The game "Monopoly" was invented -remember that time when it seemed like every "brand" was going to become a movie and Ridley Scott was going to make this one?
1942 Televangelist wife and pop culture makeup icon Tammy Faye Baker is born.
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Throughout her nearly seven decade career, Reynolds made a name for herself as a triple-threat singer, dancer, and actor — with roles in big-screen MGM musicals and Broadway shows. She was also chart-topping recording artist and dynamic live performer, who toured the country for years as a night club entertainer.
Music was an inescapable part of Reynolds career. Here are 11 of her best musical moments.
“Aba Daba Honeymoon” (1950)
Arthur Fields and Walter Donovan’s “Aba Daba Honeymoon” was first recorded
It’s been a crazy week of political bombshells — hey, seen any good Donald Trump videos lately? — and the SNL writers had to be licking their chops at the thought of tearing into all the scandals. Plus, this week’s host was Lin-Manuel Miranda, who gave us all a U.S. history lesson in the Broadway sensation Hamilton, so he’s used to dealing with very extreme political situations. (At least we haven’t seen a pistol duel to the death…
Huddleston’s character in the 1998 “The Big Lebowski” epitomized the types of characters he was known for — big dons or capos and tempestuous men. Although he is in only a few scenes in the film, he crosses paths with Jeff Bridges’ Lebowski character, aka “The Dude,” after a group of gang members attack “The Dude” mistaking him for Huddleston’s millionaire Lebowski. Though the film was not a hit when it first premiered, it has since become a huge cult sensation with a devoted fan base.
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Grandparents will recognize Jasper as a huckster right of of The Music Man. Parents will recognize Eddie Vedder's
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The Late Late Show host kicked off Sunday’s Hamilton Tony Awards ceremony — which handed him a statue just four years prior — with a show-stopping number that truly set the tone for the rest of the evening. Of course, Corden had a little help from a few friends.
The host was introduced (via rap) by several Hamilton cast members, including Tony nominee Leslie Odom Jr.,
1152 King Henry II marries Eleanor of Aquitaine. Their romance is later fictionalized in the ever popular play/movie The Lion in Winter which we've written about several times
1897 Frank Capra is born in Italy. He'll immigrate to the Us at five years old and become one of the most famous film directors of all time. Across the ocean in London a public reading of Bram Stoker's new novel "Dracula, or, The Un-dead" is staged. Frank Capra never makes a movie influenced by Dracula but everyone else does.
Meredith Wilson writing music1902 There's trouble right here in River City Mason City when Meredith Wilson is born. He'll later write The Music Man but not before accruing Oscar nominations for film scoring (The Little Foxes, The Great Dictator)
1912 The first Indian film Shree Pundalik is released in Mumbai. Thousands upon thousands upon thousands of
The Girls scene-stealer appears as himself — well, a “boozier, meaner version” of himself, he tells TVLine — on Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons (Fox, 8/7c) in which he helps Marge and Lisa repair their fractured relationship.
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“They’re having some mother/daughter growing pains,” Rannells explains. “Lisa finds out Marge has never liked jazz, which is devastating to poor Lisa, so they decide to go on a little weekend trip; they end
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