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Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
(born September 5, 1932) is an American actress, most often associated with musical theatre, but who has also appeared extensively on television.


1 Biography

1.1 Early years 1.2 Career

2 Awards 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

Biography[edit] Early years[edit] Born Carolina Maria Laraia [1] in Melrose Park, Illinois, her parents were of Italian ancestry. Her father was born in Trivigno, in the province of Potenza, and her maternal family came from the same town.[2] She spent one year at Northwestern University
Northwestern University
and then left to pursue her career.[3] Career[edit] Lawrence made her Broadway debut in 1952, in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952.[4] She achieved success in the role of Maria in the original Broadway production of West Side Story
West Side Story
in 1957,[4] and received a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for this role.[4] She played the role for two years, and after an appearance in the short-lived show Saratoga in 1959[4] she returned to West Side Story
West Side Story
for its 1960 season. Among her other Broadway successes were I Do! I Do!
I Do! I Do!
(replacement "She/Agnes", 1967) and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1992-93, replacement Spider Woman/Aurora).[3][4] She played several roles at The Muny
The Muny
in St. Louis, the largest outdoor theater in the U.S., including Fanny Brice
Fanny Brice
in Funny Girl (1975),[5] Charity in Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity
(1977), and Lucille Early in No, No, Nanette (1990). Among her other musical theatre parts are the title role in Mame (2000 at the Helen Hayes Center for Performing Arts in Nyack, New York)[6] Guenevere in Camelot
(opposite husband Robert Goulet),[3] Do I Hear a Waltz at the Pasadena Playhouse (2001)[7] and Follies
at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles in 2002.[8] Her television performances include guest roles in Breaking Point (as Evelyn Denner in the 1963 episode entitled "There Are the Hip, and There Are the Square"), Rawhide, Combat!, Wagon Train, The Fugitive, Hawaii 5-0, Marcus Welby, M.D., Medical Center, Kung Fu, Mannix, Murder She Wrote, Saved by the Bell, and Sex and the City.[9] In 1992-93, she played the role of matriarch Angela Eckart on General Hospital.[9] She hosted five shows of Chef du Jour for the Food Network, cooking from her own cookbook, I Remember Pasta, and setting a record for cookbook sales on the Home Shopping Network.[9] In 1999, she appeared in the television movie remake of Jason Miller's That Championship Season in a cameo role as "Claire's mother" (Vincent D'Onofrio's mother-in-law), a role written into the film specifically for her.[10] In 2013, she appeared Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre Downstairs in Jason Odell Williams's play, Handle with Care.[11] Lawrence has written her autobiography, with Phyllis Hobe, in a book entitled Carol Lawrence: The Backstage Story, published in 1990.[1] Awards[edit]

The Theatre World Award "Most Promising Newcomer" West Side Story
West Side Story
1958 Lawrence was awarded the Harvard Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award in 1960. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Personal life[edit] Lawrence has been married three times:

Cosmo Allegretti (January 13, 1956-January 30, 1959; annulled) Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
(1963–1981);[12][13] together they had two sons, Christopher (b. 1964) and Michael Goulet (b. 1966). Greg Guydus (March 7, 1982 - December 12, 1984)[14]

Lawrence, a registered Democrat, accompanied Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman John Bailey, DNC Vice-Chairwoman Margaret B. Price, DNC Secretary Dorothy Vredenburgh Bush, Lena Horne, Richard Alder and Sidney Salomon on a visit with President John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy
at The White House
The White House
on November 20, 1963, two days prior to his assassination[15]. References[edit]

^ a b Carol Lawrence: The Backstage Story McGraw-Hill, 1990, p.10, ISBN 0070367248 ^ Katz, Bobbie. "The Katz Meow - Carol Lawrence". Lasvegasroundtheclock.com. Archived from the original on September 1, 2007. Retrieved June 30, 2014.  ^ a b c "Carol Lawrence". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 14, 2017.  ^ a b c d e " Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
Credits" Playbill, accessed April 24, 2015 ^ " Funny Girl MUNY" ovrtur.com, accessed April 24, 2015 ^ Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
Coaxes the Blues Right Out of the Horn" theatermania.com, June 19, 2000 ^ "Do I Hear A Waltz Photos" rnh.com, accessed April 24, 2015 ^ Johnson, Reed. "'Follies' Remains Marvelous Contradiction" Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2002 ^ a b c "Carol Lawrence" masterworksbroadway.com, accessed April 25, 2015 ^ That Championship Season Turner Classic Movies, accessed April 24, 2015 ^ Purcell, Carey. " 'Handle With Care', Starring Tony Nominee Carol Lawrence, Ends Run at the Westside March 9" Playbill, March 9, 2014 ^ " Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
Sues For Divorce". Eugene Register-Guard. June 19, 1980. Retrieved 2017-08-14.  ^ Thomas, Bob (July 2, 1963). "Goulet Tells How He Met Carol". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Retrieved August 14, 2017.  ^ Krebs, Albin and Thomas, Robert McG. "Notes On People; Carol Lawrence Reweds" The New York Times, March 9, 1982 ^ "Visit of Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman John Bailey, Lena Horne, Carol Lawrence, Richard Adler, Sidney Salomon, Vice-Chairwoman of the DNC Margaret B. Price, and Secretary of the DNC Dorothy Vredenburgh Bush, 11:30AM - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum". Jfklibrary.org. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
on IMDb Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
at the Internet Off-Broadway Database

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Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year


Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence
(1951) Barbara Bel Geddes
Barbara Bel Geddes
(1952) Mamie Eisenhower
Mamie Eisenhower
(1953) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1954) Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
(1955) Peggy Ann Garner
Peggy Ann Garner
(1956) Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker
(1957) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1958) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1959) Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
(1960) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1961) Piper Laurie
Piper Laurie
(1962) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1963) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1964) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1965) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1966) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1967) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1968) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1969) Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
(1970) Carol Channing
Carol Channing
(1971) Ruby Keeler
Ruby Keeler
(1972) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1973) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1974) Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper


Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1976) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1977) Beverly Sills
Beverly Sills
(1978) Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen
(1979) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1980) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1981) Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
(1982) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1983) Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
(1984) Cher
(1985) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1986) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1987) Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
(1988) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1989) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1990) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1991) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1992) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1993) Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan
(1994) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1995) Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
(1996) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(1997) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1998) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
(1999) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis


Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
(2001) Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
(2002) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(2003) Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
(2004) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2005) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2006) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2007) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2008) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2009) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2010) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2011) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2012) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2013) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2014) Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler
(2015) Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington
(2016) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2017) Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 79706059 LCCN: n88212242 ISNI: 0000 0001 0784 4300 GND: 118924990 BNF: cb141971283 (data) MusicBrainz: 1349c0f5-2bde-47c6-90be-7c8f7dfcb