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Laura Branigan

  • Birth 3 Jul 1952 Mount Kisco, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Death 26 Aug 2004 East Quogue, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
  • Memorial ID 9375990

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 28 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9375990
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Branigan (3 Jul 1952–26 Aug 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9375990, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered.