Carol Lawrence

  • Performer

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Carol Lawrence is an American actress and singer who is best known for her work in musical theater. She was born on September 5, 1932, in Melrose Park, Illinois, and began her career as a dancer in the 1950s. Lawrence's breakthrough came in 1957, when she was cast as Maria in the original Broadway production of "West Side Story." Her performance in the show earned her critical acclaim and helped to establish her as a rising star in the world of musical theater. Over the course of her career, Lawrence appeared in a number of other notable Broadway productions, including "Subways Are for Sleeping," "I Do! I Do!," and "Company." She was also known for her work in television and film, and appeared in a number of popular shows and movies, including "General Hospital," "Murder, She Wrote," and "The Glass Menagerie" (1987). In addition to her work as an actress, Lawrence was also a talented singer and recording artist. She released a number of albums throughout her career, including "Most Intimate" (1959) and "Together Wherever We Go" (1960), a duet album with her "West Side Story" co-star Larry Kert. Today, Lawrence is remembered as an important and influential figure in the world of musical theater. Her performances in shows like "West Side Story" helped to redefine the genre and establish a new era of musical theater that continues to influence and inspire performers and audiences around the world.}

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Personal Info

Birth Date: September 5, 1932
Birth Location: Melrose Park, IL

Stage & Film

Performance

Gigi
LA Reprise! Production (2011)
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  • Aunt Alicia
Mame
Musical Theatre West Production (2002)
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  • Mame Dennis
Follies
Reprise! Concert (2002)
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  • Vanessa
Do I Hear a Waltz?
Pasadena Playhouse Production (2001)
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  • Signora Fioria
Marty
Reading (2000)
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  • Marty's Mother
Mame
Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center Production (2000)
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  • Mame Dennis
Kiss of the Spider Woman
National Tour (1994)
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  • Aurora/Spider Woman (replacement: ?)
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Original Broadway Production (1993)
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  • Spider Woman/Aurora (replacement: ?)
Sugar Babies
Harrah's Lake Tahoe Production (1989)
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  • Carol
Sugar Babies
Harrah's Marina Production (1987)
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  • Carol
Woman of the Year
Kenley Players Production (1984)
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  • Tess Harding
Sugar Babies
3rd National Tour (1982)
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  • Carol (replacement: Mar 14, 1983 - May 15, 1983)
The Sound of Music
Kenley Players Production (1980)
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  • Maria
Sweet Charity
Kansas City Starlight Production (1977)
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  • Charity Hope Valentine
Sweet Charity
Kenley Players Production (1977)
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  • Charity Hope Valentine
Funny Girl
Kenley Players Production (1976)
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  • Fanny Brice
Camelot
Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Production (1975)
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  • Guenevere
Funny Girl
St. Louis MUNY Production (1975)
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  • Fanny Brice
I Do! I Do!
Westbury Music Fair Production (1968)
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  • She (Agnes)
Kiss Me, Kate
Television Production (1968)
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  • Lilli Vanessi (Kate)
I Do! I Do!
Original Broadway Production (1966)
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  • She (Agnes) (replacement: Dec 4, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)
I Do! I Do!
Original Broadway Production (1966)
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  • She (Agnes) (replacement: Oct 21, 1967 - Dec 2, 1967)
Funny Girl
Stock Tour (1967)
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  • Fanny Brice
1964 Tony Awards
New York Production (1964)
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  • Presenter
Subways Are for Sleeping
Original Broadway Production (1961)
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  • Angela McKay
West Side Story
Broadway Return Engagement (1960)
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  • Maria
1960 Tony Awards
New York Production (1960)
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  • Presenter
Saratoga
Original Broadway Production (1959)
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  • Clio Dulaine
West Side Story
Original Broadway Production (1957)
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  • Maria
Ziegfeld Follies of 1957
Original Broadway Production (1957)
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  • Performer
Shangri-La
Original Broadway Production (1956)
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  • Arana
  • Lo-Tsen (understudy)
South Pacific
City Center Revival (1955)
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  • Liat
Plain and Fancy
Original Broadway Production (1955)
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  • Dancer (replacement: ?)
New Faces of 1952
Chicago Production (1953)
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  • Performer
New Faces of 1952
Original Broadway Production (1952)
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  • Performer

Commercial Audio

Performance

Do I Hear a Waltz?
Pasadena Playhouse Cast (2001)
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  • Signora Fioria
Subways Are for Sleeping
Original Broadway Cast (1961)
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  • Angela McKay
Saratoga
Original Broadway Cast (1959)
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  • Clio Dulaine
New Faces of 1952
Original Broadway Cast (1952)
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  • Cast
West Side Story
Original Broadway Cast (1957)
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  • Maria

Private Audio

Performance

Follies
LA Reprise! Cast (2002)
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  • Vanessa

Broadcast Video

Performance

1960 Tony Awards
Television Broadcast (1960)
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  • Presenter

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From ChatGPT

Carol Lawrence is an American actress and singer who is best known for her work in musical theater. She was born on September 5, 1932, in Melrose Park, Illinois, and began her career as a dancer in the 1950s. Lawrence's breakthrough came in 1957, when she was cast as Maria in the original Broadway production of "West Side Story." Her performance in the show earned her critical acclaim and helped to establish her as a rising star in the world of musical theater. Over the course of her career, Lawrence appeared in a number of other notable Broadway productions, including "Subways Are for Sleeping," "I Do! I Do!," and "Company." She was also known for her work in television and film, and appeared in a number of popular shows and movies, including "General Hospital," "Murder, She Wrote," and "The Glass Menagerie" (1987). In addition to her work as an actress, Lawrence was also a talented singer and recording artist. She released a number of albums throughout her career, including "Most Intimate" (1959) and "Together Wherever We Go" (1960), a duet album with her "West Side Story" co-star Larry Kert. Today, Lawrence is remembered as an important and influential figure in the world of musical theater. Her performances in shows like "West Side Story" helped to redefine the genre and establish a new era of musical theater that continues to influence and inspire performers and audiences around the world.}

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Personal Info

Birth Date: September 5, 1932
Birth Location: Melrose Park, IL

Other Names

  • No additional names listed.

Marriage & Family

Spouses/Partners

  • Cosmo Allegretti (Husband)
    1956 - 1959; divorced
  • Robert Goulet (Husband)
    1963 - 1981; divorced; 2 children
  • John Gregory Guydus (Husband)
    1982 - 1983; divorced

Family

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