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FILE - In this June 11, 2006 file photo, actress Barbara Cook arrives at the 60th annual Tony Awards in New York. Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2011 file photo, actress-singer Barbara Cook, left, reacts to remarks from President Barack Obama, next to fellow 2011 Kennedy Center Honors recipient singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, during at a reception for the honorees in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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In this Dec. 7, 2013, file photo, Barbara Cook arrives at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner in Washington. Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (left) and former President Bill Clinton (right) pose with 2011 Kennedy Center Honorees (front row from left) Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, (back row from second from left) Yo-Yo Ma, Meryl Streep and Neil Diamond at the State Department following a dinner and reception on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Broadway's Barbara Cook may blush when remembering her part in 1988's "Carrie: The Musical," but why give it a moment's thought? She's hit high note after high note in her career and resigned from "Carrie" after opening night.