Today it was announced that Barbara Cook the acclaimed actress and singer has died. Cook was well known for being the lead in many Broadway musicals, and winning countless awards.
What was Barbara Cook net worth?
Barbara Cook was born to a salesman in the 1920s. She worked as a typist before trying to become an actress. She started to get into the business by singing at clubs, and eventually she worked her way up to a Broadway role.
Her first role was in the musical Flahooley, and she did multiple other roles soon after.
In the 50s, she also started appearing on TV, in a soap opera and in certain short-lived TV shows. She did a number of different TV roles before returning to Broadway.
Barbara Cook is most well-known for her role in The Music Man, a Tony award winning musical. She is also well known for the musical She Loves Me. She later went on to be in well-known musicals like Show Boat and Any Wednesday.
But things became more difficult in the 70s for Cook, who struggled with alcoholism and depression. Over time, she performed for multiple presidents at the White House, and did some smaller acting roles, but nothing major.
Eventually, in the 2000’s, she returned to singing, and was able to perform in Carnegie Hall as well as Lincoln Center.
She only retired this year.
Cook never made a huge amount as an actor, but toward the end of her career, she did some major music concerts and appearances.
We estimate Barbara Cook net worth at less than $1 million.
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