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Happy birthday, Cunegonde November 2, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Musicals, Theater.

Barbara Cook, who we saw in yesterday’s medley with the late Robert Goulet, celebrated her eightieth birthday on October 25.

Here she is in one of her best-known roles, as the original Marian the Librarian in The Music Man (no, Lennon and McCartney didn’t write this …):

Judging from the original cast album, Dorothy Collins had an edge of madness and desperation missing from Cook’s portrayal of Sally in the all-star concert performance of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. But although Cook never acted the role, I still prefer her version of this:

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