Laura Branigan

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Laura Ann Branigan
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US singer, songwriter and actress, born 3 July 1952 in Mount Kisco, Westchester County, New York; died 26 August 2004 in East Quogue, Suffolk County, New York, aged 52.

Laura Branigan studied at Byram Hills High School, Armonk, graduating in June 1970, then studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Manhattan, from 1970 to 1972. Her recording career began in 1972, with folk group Meadow. She toured with Leonard Cohen in 1976, as a backing singer on his first European tour. Ahmet Ertegun and Doug Morris signed her to Atlantic Records in 1979.

Her first Atlantic single, All Night With Me charted at no. 62. Her next single, a remake of Umberto Tozzi's "Gloria" charted at no. 2 in the US. Branigan's music was influenced by Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Nicks. Her big hits included "Power Of Love", "Self Control", "Solitaire" and "Gloria". After the release of her seventh album Over My Heart for Atlantic in 1993, she semi-retired from the music industry to care for her husband, Larry Kruteck, who was suffering from cancer. He died in 1996.

Alongside her recording career, Branigan starred in the films 'Mugsy's Girls' (1985) and 'Backstage' (1988), and appeared on several TV shows, including "CHiPS" (1983), "Automan" (1984)' and "Monsters" (1991). She portrayed Janis Joplin in the stage production "Love, Janis" (2002), but dropped out after only two performances.

Laura Branigan died in her sleep from an undiagnosed ventricular brain aneurysm in 2004.
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Albums

SD 19289 Silver Dreams — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Silver Dreams(LP, Album, TP) Atlantic SD 19289 US 1981 Sell This Version
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SLIN 3262 Branigan — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Branigan (Album) Atlantic SLIN 3262 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
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78 0066-1 Branigan 2 — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Branigan 2 (Album) Atlantic 78 0066-1 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
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PC 83-32 In Concert — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan In Concert(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One PC 83-32 US 1983 Sell This Version
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44 465-3 Self Control — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Self Control (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 44 465-3 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
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none The Hot Ones With Dave Roberts  — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan The Hot Ones With Dave Roberts (LP, Promo, Transcription) Rko Radio Networks none US 1984 Sell This Version
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none The Hot Ones With Dave Roberts - Week of 8/27/1984 — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan The Hot Ones With Dave Roberts - Week of 8/27/1984(LP, Promo, Transcription) Rko Radio Networks none US 1984 Sell This Version
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PC 85-03 Startrak Profile — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Startrak Profile Westwood One PC 85-03 US 1985 Sell This Version
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PKG-3113 Hold Me — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Hold Me (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic PKG-3113 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
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23(7031)00038 Touch — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Touch (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 23(7031)00038 Colombia 1987 Sell This Version
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7567-82086-2, 7567-82086-2 YS Laura Branigan — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Laura Branigan (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7567-82086-2, 7567-82086-2 YS Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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ATCD 9945 Over My Heart — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Over My Heart (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATCD 9945 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Memories — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Memories(7", S/Sided, Promo) Liberty Television none US 1978 Sell This Version
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3770 Fool's Affair — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Fool's Affair (Single) Atlantic 3770 US 1980 Sell This Version
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3807 Looking Out For Number One — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Looking Out For Number One (Single) Atlantic 3807 US 1981 Sell This Version
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3846 Tell Him — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Tell Him (Single) Atlantic 3846 US 1981 Sell This Version
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4023 All Night With Me — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan All Night With Me (Single) Atlantic 4023 US 1982 Sell This Version
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SL-5202 Gloria — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Gloria (Single, Maxi) Atlantic SL-5202 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
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Promo 170, 2 599997, W 11730 End Title / Gloria — Laura Branigan The New American Orchestra / Laura Branigan The New American Orchestra / Laura Branigan - End Title / Gloria(7", Jukebox, Promo) Full Moon, Atlantic, Full Moon, Atlantic Promo 170, 2 599997, W 11730 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
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7-80813 Deep In The Dark — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Deep In The Dark (Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 7-80813 Guatemala 1983 Sell This Version
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OS 13255 All Night With Me / How Am I Supposed To Live Without You — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan All Night With Me / How Am I Supposed To Live Without You (Single) Atlantic OS 13255 US 1983 Sell This Version
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78-9868-4 Solitaire — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Solitaire (Single, EP) Atlantic 78-9868-4 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
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A 9805 How Am I Supposed To Live Without You — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan How Am I Supposed To Live Without You (Single) Atlantic A 9805 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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GS 45839 Solitaire / Gloria — Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Solitaire / Gloria (Maxi, Single) Atlantic, Atlantic GS 45839 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
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PRO-031 Laura Branigan Profundo En La Obscuridad/ Como Debo Vivir Sin Ti(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic PRO-031 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version