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Stephanie Lawrence

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b. Stephanie Kent, 16 Dec 1949, Hayling Isle, Hampshire, Britain, d. 4 November 2000, London, Britain. Raised within a showbusiness atmosphere, Lawrence’s mom was dancer Gladys Kent (who produced a kids’s dance troupe, the Kent Babes) and her dad music group leader-pianist George Kent. She initial appeared in public areas at age two and, eventually, intent on learning to be a ballerina, she examined classical dance participating in the Arts Educational College in Hertfordshire, Britain. At age 12 she was an associate from the corps de ballet from the Royal Celebration Ballet. Her profession plans had been disrupted when, at 15, she skipped per year after falling sick with pneumonia. Determined to achieve showbusiness, she proved helpful hard and finally produced her debut in London’s Western world End being a tap-dancing roller skater within the 1971 creation of Forget-Me-Not Street, later recording music from the present with Johnny Mathis. She joined up with the favorite dance troupe, Skillet’s People, which made an appearance on tv’s THE SURFACE OF THE Pops. Lawrence’s big break emerged in 1982 when she had taken over from Elaine Paige within the name role from the Western world End creation of Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Grain’s Evita, ultimately making a lot more than 1, 800 performances in London. The next year, she had taken the leading function, of Marilyn Monroe within the Elliott Kastner-Jacques Wilson-Mort Garson display, Marilyn! The Musical. Although Lawrence received exceptional notices, the present was a disappointment. Various other much more effective Western world End and Broadway productions where she appeared consist of Willy Russell’s Bloodstream Brothers and Lloyd-Webber’s Starlight Express and Felines. Among other significant roles Lawrence performed was a stage creation depicting celebrity Marlene Dietrich. Among Lawrence’s film performances had been Buster (1988) as well as the Phantom FROM THE Opera (1989). On tv she performed Mary Magdalene in Doubting Thomas. Carrying out a gruelling four-year operate in america of the revival of Bloodstream Brothers, she came back to England obviously fatigued. Additionally, she was experiencing unhappiness and alcoholism. Within the fall of 2000, she wedded her life-long friend, Laurie Sautereau, but 8 weeks later she passed away.

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Full Name Stephanie Lawrence
Died November 4, 2000, London, United Kingdom
Profession Actor, Singer
Education Arts Educational Schools, London
Nationality British
Spouse Laurie Sautereau
Music Songs Tell Me It's Not True, Easy Terms, Memory, Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Evita, I Don't Know How to Love Him, Marilyn Monroe, Part 2, Take That Look Off Your Face, Streisand Got There First!, Macavity: The Mystery Cat, Next Time you Fall in Love, U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, Grizabella the Glamour Cat, Medley: Some Like It Hot/Running Wild, Chanson D'enfance, Pie Jesu, Anything But Lonely, Think Of Me, Cats: Grizabella the Glamour Cat, Wishing You Were Somehow..., Candle In The Wind, Entr'acte / Marilyn Monroe, Part 2, The Last Man In My Life, Overture, All I Ask of You, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Grizabella, Diamond's Are A Girl's Best Friend, Heat Wave, There Is More To Love, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, Suite From 'Cats': Overture; The Old Gumbie Cat; The Rum Tum Tugger; Grizabella
Albums Marilyn The Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Ultimate Lovers Collection, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection
Nominations Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical
Movies The Phantom of the Opera, Buster


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#Fact
1 She once said that she'd never get married, as her career came before total commitment.
2 Her only solo album ("Footlights") was a collection of Andrew Lloyd Webber songs.
3 Was nominated for Broadway's 1993 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Blood Brothers."


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Phantom of the Opera 1989 La Carlotta
Buster 1988 Franny Reynolds
The Two Ronnies 1983 TV Series
Doubting Thomas 1983 TV Movie
The Benny Hill Show 1978 TV Series Dancer / Various Roles
Larry Grayson 1977 TV Series Dancer
The Likely Lads 1976 Demonstrator
O Lucky Man! 1973
Engelbert with the Young Generation 1972 TV Series Dancer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 47th Annual Tony Awards 1993 TV Special performer: "Tell Me It's Not True"
Hero: The Official Film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup 1987 Documentary performer: "Special Kind of Hero"
The Two Ronnies 1983-1984 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 47th Annual Tony Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Play
Give Us a Clue 1991 TV Series Herself
An Audience with Victoria Wood 1988 TV Special documentary Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Live from Her Majesty's 1987 TV Series Herself
3-2-1 1987 TV Series Herself - Guest Star
A Royal Night of One Hundred Stars 1985 TV Special Herself
Punchlines! 1983-1984 TV Series Herself
The Two Ronnies 1984 TV Series Herself
London Night Out 1981 TV Series Herself
Golden Gala 1978 TV Movie Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's So... 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Herself
Benny Hill's V!deo S!deshow 1982 Video Various Characters (uncredited)

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#Quote
1 Whenever I sing her songs, I feel Marilyn is watching me. Somehow, I sense she approves of what I am doing.
2 The funniest audition I ever had was when I had to audition for Andrew Lloyd Webber, tap-dancing on skates while singing "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina". Why? Because he wanted to see if I could.


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