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Laura Branigan
Birth: Jul. 3, 1957
Brewster
Putnam County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 2004
East Quogue
Suffolk County
New York, USA

Pop singer. She scored a number one smash in 1982 with the power-pop ballad "Gloria". The Grammy-nominated song stayed on the Billboard charts for 22 weeks and remains a karaoke favorite around the world. Branigan's other popular singles include "Solitaire", "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?", "The Power of Love", "Spanish Eddie", "Self-Control", "Imagination", and "Inspiration" from the soundtrack to "Flashdance" (1983). Branigan was born in Mount Kisco, New York. A vocalist with a five-and-a-half octave range, she was a touring backup singer for Leonard Cohen before launching her solo career in the late 1970s. She also made occasional appearances in films and television and in 2002 received excellent reviews for playing Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway musical "Love, Janis". Branigan died in her sleep of a brain aneurysm at the age of 47. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lawrence Ross Kruteck (1936 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Brain aneurysm
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Aug 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9375990
Laura Branigan
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Laura, you are a star...love and miss you and your fantastic dance music...Chanute AFB, Rantoul,ILL (My friends and I..Tech School..'82-'84
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 Added: May. 22, 2016

- frank
 Added: May. 20, 2016
With Appreciation, Rest in Peace.
- Patrick Mooney
 Added: May. 9, 2016
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