Ac­claimed singer and ac­tress Bar­bara Cook has died at 89. NEW YORK»

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD -

Bar­bara Cook, whose shim­mer­ing so­prano made her one of Broad­way’s lead­ing in­genues and later a ma­jor cabaret and con­cert in­ter­preter of pop­u­lar Amer­i­can song, has died. She was 89.

Cook died early Tues­day of res­pi­ra­tory fail­ure at her home in Man­hat­tan, sur­rounded by fam­ily and friends, ac­cord­ing to pub­li­cist Amanda Kaus. Her last meal was vanilla ice cream.

Through­out her nearly six decades on stage, Cook’s voice re­mained re­mark­ably sup­ple, gain­ing in emo­tional hon­esty and ex­pand­ing on its nat­u­ral abil­ity to go straight to the heart.

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