Laura Branigan

as Herself in the movie Live with Regis and Kathie Lee

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Was born at 3 July 1957 in Brewster, New York, USA . Died at 26 August 2004, East Quogue, New York, USA (brain aneurysm)
There is some small facts about Laura Branigan:
  • (June 2001) She broke both femurs when she fell 10 feet from a ladder while hanging wisteria outside her New York State home.
  • Performed the last song on "Bandstand" (1952) with 'Dick Clark (I)' - "Shattered Glass," in 1987.
  • Had a brother, 'Billy Branigan' , who's a singer, writer and producer. They worked together on Laura's "Over My Heart" album.
  • Toured Europe as a backup vocalist for 'Leonard Cohen (I)' in the late 1970s.
  • Was originally announced as the singer of the theme for the Bond film, Octopussy (1983) , by producer 'Albert R. Broccoli' .
  • Known mostly for her smash hit songs like "Gloria", "Self-Conrol", "Solitaire", "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?", "The Lucky One", "The Power of Love" and "Spanish Eddie". She also did international tours and unique music videos, which were filmed in Britain and other European countries.
  • Had a unique five-octave range voice.
  • After she died of a brain aneurysm in her sleep, brother 'Marc Branigan' said she had complained to a friend of having a continual headache for about two weeks before she died, but had not sought medical attention.
  • Music video for her single "Spanish Eddie" was a re-telling of West Side Story (1961) .
  • She also performed the ballad "Sin Hablar", along with Mexican singer 'Luis Miguel (II)' .
  • She largely left the music industry in 1994 after husband Larry Kruteck was diagnosed with colon cancer. He died in 1996.
  • Atlantic Records signed her in 1979.
  • 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.
  • She recorded her first album when she joined the group Meadow at age 20. The album, "The Friendship," was released in 1973 on Paramount Records following the release of two singles in 1972, "Here I Am" and "Cane and Abel". The record label failed to adequately promote the album and it received little airplay. Not long afterwards Meadow disbanded.
  • Neither surviving brother came forward about her true age at the time of her death.
  • For most of her career and for 11 years following her death, her birth year was always thought to be 1957. Records from her high school in Armonk, New York, revealed her graduation year as 1970, hence placing her birth year as 1952.
Also look some video clip about Laura Branigan:
There is the list of movies, where Laura Branigan was taked part:
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1 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee movie Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1988 as Herself
2 Tu cara me suena - Argentina movie Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2013 as Herself
3 American Bandstands 33 1/3 Celebration movie American Bandstands 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 as Herself
4 Cap dany a TV3 movie Cap dany a TV3 1985 as Herself
5 Delta Pi movie Delta Pi 1984 as Monica
6 Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve 1984 movie Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve 1984 1983 as Herself - Performer
7 Living Seas movie Living Seas 1986 as Herself
8 Night of 100 Stars II movie Night of 100 Stars II 1985 as Herself
9 The 10th Annual American Music Awards movie The 10th Annual American Music Awards 1983 as Herself
10 The 11th Annual American Music Awards movie The 11th Annual American Music Awards 1984 as Herself - Presenter
11 The 13th Annual American Music Awards movie The 13th Annual American Music Awards 1986 as Herself - Presenter
12 The 15th Annual American Music Awards movie The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 as Herself
13 Automan movie Automan 1983 as Jessie Cole
14 Bandstand movie Bandstand 1952 as Herself
15 Cantantes y sonantes movie Cantantes y sonantes 1985 as Herself
16 Champs-Elysées movie Champs-Elysées 1982 as Herself
17 CHiPs movie CHiPs 1977 as Sarah
18 Die verflixte Sieben movie Die verflixte Sieben 1984 as Singer
19 Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar movie Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 1963 as Herself - Jury Member
20 Hittimittari movie Hittimittari 1984 as Herself
21 Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon movie Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1966 as Herself
22 Monsters movie Monsters 1988 as Amanda Smith-Jones
23 Nöjesmassakern movie Nöjesmassakern 1985 as Herself
24 Saturday Night Live movie Saturday Night Live 1975 as Herself - Musical Guest
25 Solid Gold movie Solid Gold 1980 as Herself - Host
26 The RuPaul Show movie The RuPaul Show 1996 as Herself
27 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson movie The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962 as Herself
28 VH-1 Where Are They Now? movie VH-1 Where Are They Now? 1999 as Herself
There is the list of interview of Laura Branigan:
  • "Oui" (USA), January 1984, Vol. 13, Iss. 1, pg. 90-91, by: Jules France, "Oui Interview: Laura Branigan Even The Melody is Sensual"
There is the list of some articles of Laura Branigan:
  • "People Magazine" (USA), 13 September 2004, Vol. 62, Iss. 11, pg. 72, by: xxx, "Laura Branigan: 1957-2004 The Singer Shot To Fame With "Gloria" But Gave It Up To Take Care Of Loved Ones"
  • "The Washington Post" (USA), 31 August 2004, pg. B06, by: Associated Press, "1980s Pop Singer Laura Branigan, 47; Was Grammy Nominee for 'Gloria'"
  • "The New York Times" (USA), 29 August 2004, by: The Associated Press, "Laura Branigan, Pop Singer Famous for 'Gloria', Dies at 47"
  • "The Los Angeles Times" (USA), 20 August 2004, by: From Times Staff and Wire Reports, "Laura Branigan, 47; Grammy Nominee for 1982 Hit Song 'Gloria'"
  • "The Daily Telegraph" (UK), 20 August 2004, "Laura Branigan"
There is the list of some printed articles of Branigan, Laura:
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1998, Vol. 11, Iss. 5, pg. 88-89, by: staff, "Revival of the Fittest: Laura Branigan"
There is the list of some quotes of Laura Branigan:
  • I want to touch people's hearts, to get right down to their souls.
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