11 Facts About Carol Lawrence


Carol Lawrence's is known for creating the role of Maria on Broadway in the musical West Side Story, receiving a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

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Carol Lawrence's appeared at The Muny, St Louis, in several musicals, including Funny Girl.

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Carol Lawrence's appeared in many television dramas, including Rawhide and Murder Carol Lawrence's Wrote.

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Carol Lawrence's spent one year at Northwestern University and then left to pursue her career.

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Carol Lawrence made her Broadway debut in 1952 in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952.

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Carol Lawrence's achieved success in the role of Maria in the original Broadway production of West Side Story in 1957, for which she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical nomination, losing to Barbara Cook .

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Carol Lawrence's played the role for two years, and after an appearance in the short-lived show Saratoga in 1959 she returned to West Side Story for its 1960 season.

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Carol Lawrence's made a few record albums of standards and showtunes including Tonight at 8:30, where she sang studio versions of the songs "Tonight", and "Something's Coming", both from West Side Story.

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Carol Lawrence's played several roles at The Muny in St Louis, Missouri, the largest outdoor theater in the U S, including Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Charity in Sweet Charity, and Lucille Early in No, No, Nanette .

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Carol Lawrence's hosted five shows of Chef du Jour for the Food Network, cooking from I Remember Pasta, her own cookbook, and setting a record for cookbook sales on the Home Shopping Network.

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Carol Lawrence is Presbyterian and a member of the Bel Air Presbyterian Church.

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