BROADWAY Actress and singer Rebecca Luker has died at the age of 59 after battling Lou Gehrig’s illness
Rebecca Luker, a Broadway actress, singer and triple Tony Award nominee, has died at the age of 59, confirmed Sarah Fargo, her agent, on Wednesday, December 23, after a 12-month battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known and as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Luker got his first big break on Broadway in 1988 The The Phantom of the Opera, starring ‘Christine’, and then in 1994 she acted as Magnolia, in a remake of Showboat, followed in 1997 by a part Adriana u The boys from Syracuse, about which she once told The New York Times, “For the first time in my life I have to do something. I learned to turn to the audience, learned to hold on to laughter, I ate it with a spoon. “
Another huge role followed, when in 1998 Rebecca was given a share of Mary, in The sound of music, before it is played Marian, u Musician, 2000
Tony’s nomination for Best Actress in a Musical arrived for the role of Luker in 2006, as Winifred Bank Mary Poppins, with his last stage role, in a great career, in the production of Kennedy Center 2019 Footloose, in which she played the minister’s wife.
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