Barbara Cook, who died August 8 at the age of 89, had a legendary Broadway career, originating iconic roles like Marian Paroo (The Music Man), Amalia Balash (She Loves Me), and Cunegonde (Candide). Here, we look back on five of her finest musical performances, all of which prove why she earned her legendary status.


1. "Till There Was You" from The Music Man


2. "Vanilla Ice Cream" from She Loves Me


3. "Losing My Mind" from Follies


4. "Stars" (Janis Ian cover)


5. "When You Wish Upon a Star"