Laura Branigan - Wikipedia
After the death of her husband, Lawrence Kruteck, in , Branigan stopped performing but returned to the stage in In she starred. Her longest relationship was with Ahmet Ertegun, which lasted for less than a month. Laura Branigan has also had a relationship with Lawrence Kruteck. After the death of her husband Lawrence Kruteck in , Branigan stopped performing, but returned to the stage in In she starred.
Nearly 13 years after "Gloria" singer Laura Branigan died, The Associated Press has issued numerous corrections about her obituary. However, after being contacted recently by one of Branigan's fans, the AP conducted a thorough review and established that she was actually 52 when she died. School records, newspaper articles written about her in the s and s, and testimonials from childhood friends all indicate that she was born in She also is best described as having grown up in Armonk, New York, and not Brewster, as the AP's original obituary said.
The AP issued a correction on Dec. Since then, the AP has identified other errors in the obituary. Her hit song "Gloria" was on the U. Its peak position was No. She was nominated for two -- not four -- Grammy Awards.
Nearly 13 years after death, AP issues corrections about Laura
A reference to the latter song should have made clear that she was not credited with co-writing it. She signed with Atlantic Records in and notaccording to the record company. All the misinformation prompted a revised obituary, released Friday. Branigan died of a brain aneurysm Thursday in her sleep at her home in East Quogue, said her brother Mark Branigan.
He said she had complained to a friend of a headache for about two weeks before she died, but had not sought medical attention. She also made television appearances, including guest spots on "CHiPs," and in the films "Mugsy's Girls" and "Backstage.
Branigan's vocals propelled her English-language version of the French song Solitaire toward the top of the U. The original "Solitaire" was written and recorded in by French singer-songwriter Martine Clemenceau. Two songs included on the album began the careers for two then-unknowns: Branigan's version reached No.
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Height of career[ edit ] This section's factual accuracy is disputed. November Learn how and when to remove this template message During the height of her career, Branigan also made acting appearances, first in in An American Girl in Berlin for West German television, and then after the success of "Gloria", guest appearances on American television series such as CHiPs "Fox Trap", season 6, episode 16, in which she played Sarah, lead singer of the female rock band Cadillac Foxes Automan and Knight Rider.
She sang on major national television and radio campaigns for products including Dr PepperCoca-Cola and Chryslerwhich sponsored her — "Hold Me" tour.
The year was the height of the European synthpop era, and " Self Control ", the title track of Branigan's third album, released in April became her biggest hit internationally, topping the charts in over six countries, most notably West Germanywhere it spent six weeks at No.
The album also featured an understated version of Carole King 's " Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow "; as a counterpoint to all the dance productions, it was a bare-bones piano version. In concerts and television appearances throughout her career, Branigan accompanied herself on the piano for the song. In Branigan's live show was recorded twice, for a syndicated radio concert series and a concert video. Also in Branigan performed the main theme song for the television mini-series Hollywood Wivesbased on the novel by Jackie Collins.
The hits continued with " Spanish Eddie ", which was her sixth U. Billboard top 40 pop hit in two and a half years. The subsequent single release " Hold Me " was a U. However, neither song was supported by a music video and stalled at the low end of the hot chart.Laura Branigan
Under new management and using different producers, Branigan took a more active role in her work and in the studio, seeing her return to dance floors with the Stock-Aitken-Waterman -produced track " Shattered Glass " written by Bob Mitchell and Steve Coe, of the band Monsoon.
The album's third single " Cry Wolf ", a top AC hit, did not capture the attention of pop radio stations and stalled; the ballad was recorded two years later by Stevie Nicksand more recently by writer Jude Johnstone. Retirement[ edit ] After Branigan's chart success cooled in the U.
Nearly 13 years after death, AP issues corrections about Laura Branigan obituary
Branigan refused to accept the medical prognosis, and left the music industry to devote her attention to him. Branigan put Kruteck on herbal treatments, eventually nursing him full time.
Krutech survived for another two and a half years and died on June 15, in New York. The track The Best of Branigan included two newly-recorded covers: Besides her duties as a jury member of this international musical competition, Branigan performed on Friday the 16th on the main stage for an audience who enthusiastically sang her greatest hits.
Return[ edit ] In early Branigan's return to the stage was postponed, when she broke both of her femurs in a foot fall from a ladder while she was hanging wisteria outside her three-bedroom lakeside home in Westchester County, New Yorkresulting in physical therapy for six months.
My voice isn't anything like Janis Joplin's, and there were 19 of her songs in the show.