The Laurie Beechman Website
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I know it sounds trite, but I'm more connected to my feelings. After all, over the past few years, I've had an in-your-face existence. There's less artifice in what I do and I can bring myself to the work more totally--not as an escape--but as an affirmation of being alive!

-Laurie Beechman, as quoted in TheaterWeek, 1995

Take your time browsing the 4 guestbook volumes which are filled with wonderful memories of Laurie Beechman and her work. Before you leave, please be sure to take a moment to sign and add your voice to this site.

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December 15, 2004 9:32 PM
Julian Segal from Elkins Park/PA/USA
I am honored to sign my Aunt's Guestbook becuase she was the most influentcial figure of my childhood. I am also honored that she has touched all these lives around the world. I am 17 years old and Auntie Laurie died when i was only 10, but she was still my second mother. She understood me more then I did myself. I miss her greatly but I am determined to turn my life into a success and dedicate that success to my beloved Aunt. I love you Auntie Laurie and you will always be in my heart.
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December 15, 2004 3:04 AM
carole macaulay md from la habra, calif. (LA)
Tonight I [found an old PEOPLE magazine from 1995 and read with interest about Laurie. I was impressed and excited to hear about someone who was actually doing well with Ovarian ca. I hadn,t heard of anyone who survived it and assumed it fairly quickly fatal .I watched a beloved nurse at our hospital go down so quickly..and she was so young.Laurie had done better than anyone I had heard of. As a physician cncer so discourages us. We can feel so helpless and ineffective. It gives me great hope and encouragement to hear success stories. I thought, " Gosh I hope she makes it!!" Then I realized, "Wait this magazine is 9 years old - I can find out now!" Well my heart sank to see the title,"memories of Laurie". I am truly sorry to all her family and especially to her husband for your loss. I know it never goes away.I hate to see such apparently wonderful spirits leave us prematurely. The bell tolls for us all.
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December 7, 2004 1:22 PM
Kip Quinton from Williamstown NJ
I went to High School with her and her sister, she was always a bright light at Haddon Township H S
I am from the Class of 72
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December 6, 2004 7:57 PM
Kevin Quinton from Syracuse NY USA
When I was much younger I remember looking through my brothers year book and being smitten by Lauries photo. I am truely sorry to hear of her passing and truely amazed of her accomplishments. my best to your family.
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December 5, 2004 12:08 PM
Kurt Saldutti from Palm Bay Florida
I knew Laurie in high school in Westmont New Jersey. She was the most talented person I knew. Even in high school here performances where special. I'm very sad to here of her passing but so happy for her that she followed her dreams and helped made stages full of life great emotions.
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December 2, 2004 12:26 AM
Greg Casiglia from
May God Bless "Laurie Beechman"- May She Always Rest In Peace In Heaven. Does anybody remember when she performed with as her Backup Singer "Emily Bindiger", a Singer who a long time ago Sang and Acted for "The Great Space Coaster", a Children's show where she starred as Sixteen Year Old "Frannie" from 1981 to 1986? Emily Bindiger has such a Pretty Face!
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November 6, 2004 12:18 AM
Karuna from
I do not know much, but I know these things to be true, she is one sexy girl, and has fabulous taste in music
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October 7, 2004 9:51 PM
chris from
Laurie Beecham was an inspiration
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September 13, 2004 1:49 PM
Melissa James from Dallas, Texas
Just saw a production of "Joseph" in Dallas, and it made me remember Laurie as the Narrator in the original Broadway show in 1983- she was the best & will never forget her perfomance - she was a great perfomer & am so glad this site keeps her memory alive.....
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September 10, 2004 5:40 PM
phil from fort lauderdale, fl, usa
I'm listening to my album of Laurie singing the narrator in "Joseph" - such great memories of her onstage - in "Cats" and in a show called "Dangerous Music" that played in Jupiter, FL and never went anywhere...........
A great soulful singer.

: )
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August 30, 2004 8:11 AM
Adrian from London, United Kingdom
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August 25, 2004 7:49 AM
Elisabeth Bedore (Yoser) from New Jersey
Dear Laurie,

I've been thinking about you so much these days as I am finally having my own little Laurie who will be joining us sometime in October. Whenever I think about her and from where her name is derived, it brings tears to my eyes. We will be having a naming for her in November at which time I will tell everyone about how we chose her name along with our hopes that she will share her cousin's courage, energy and spirit! I only hope I don't cry then. While you will not be able to be with us in person, we expect that you'll be with us in spirit! We miss you so much!
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July 31, 2004 10:55 AM
Ralph Lampkin from Indiana
As I was going thru the memories this morning I came to the site to look at a couple of pictures of Laurie. She was always so positive and helpful to me when I lived in New York and helped me thru an awful lot. It's been several years now and since then Marc Malamed is gone now and other people we knew and the memories are still here in my head. Ballroom,Backstage, 47th Street Restaurant,O'Neal. Places that Laurie shared her amazing gifts. I was thinking of the 45 record (I've forgotton the name of the song) she made in, I think 76'(produced by Rubert Holmes), it was part of the jukebox at the 31st Street club Laurie, Pat Benetar and I sang at. Marc played the piano.It was a nice place; a learning place for our lives later. Anyway, just wanted to say Hi.Was listening to "After the Fall" which was '84 0r '85 and the "Sighs' LP. Still have them. My 45 of the songs from the movie mentioned is gone, but I still have the Charnin '45. May the theater schools be sharing your talents with the many actor/singers who are wanting to live and work in this world of show.
They could not have a better teacher.
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July 27, 2004 1:27 AM
Frederick A. Jones from New York/New York/ United States
Director Gaylen Ross introduced me to you in a very profound and meaningful way. I will forever be in her debt. I will forever miss you Laurie.
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July 26, 2004 2:00 AM
jawid from Kabul - Afghanistan
I really wanted to fine our some information about how to make a guest book in a website and came to this one.
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July 19, 2004 11:17 AM
Dee Palmer from UK
I was both a friend and a fan and have only today discovered the sad, sad news.
Laurie sang two songs for me (beautifully) on a movie soundtrack "A Royal Romance" in 1982.
I'm coming to NYC in September for my debut singer/songwriter gigs and was so looking forward to contacting her and inviting her to come along.
God bless you, Laurie,and rest with the angels for you, surely, were one too.
Love, Dee Palmer
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July 16, 2004 1:28 AM
janine from
Were you listening in at Odette's on sunday? Andrea sang.."Don't"!! As she sang I thought of you!!You are the only person I ever heard sing that! Thank you for your guidance with the DON" made DO so much easier!!! love and kisses and DO/DON'Ts Janine
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June 26, 2004 6:43 PM
Patricia from Massachusetts
Recently someone gave me 'No one is Alone'. I loved the CD immediately. I learned that Laurie Beechman had died from Ovarian Cancer. I am an OVCA survivor and am frustrated at the late diagnosis of the disease. Hopefully there will be a diagnostic test soon. I will continue to listen to Laurie and hope for a cure.
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June 20, 2004 12:24 PM
Tom & Paula McDevitt from Cape May Point,New Jersey 08212
Laurie had the voice of an angel!! Now she is God's heavenly voice that is sent to earth 1n a whispering breeze for all to hear.We listen to her music with great pleasure.Thank You Laurie for giving us the gift of your voice.We miss you and your voice shall never be silent.
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June 16, 2004 6:34 AM
Ian from Wollongong Australia
With a close friend suffering with the same cancer as Laurie I constantly play Memory to remember the joyous times we have had and to keep hoping she will fight like Laurie did.
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June 11, 2004 1:00 PM
Giselle Eras from Cedarhurst, NY, USA
Laurie's voice on You'll Never Walk Alone takes me to another of pure Universal Love.
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June 6, 2004 9:53 PM
My wife-to-be, a soulmate found when she is 58 and I'm 57, intend to base our vows around lyrics on Listen to My Heart - I was introduced to it a decade ago and recently played it during a trip to Washington DC and it has entranced her as it did for me - I have been waiting for the right woman to share it with - and now have found her. Laurie Beechman's songs speak to our hearts - please find some way to reissue Listen to My Heart!
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May 31, 2004 7:27 PM
Judy from Massachusetts
I was fortunate to see Laurie in Boston when she was touring with "Cats". I vividly remember her performance as "Grizabella" as it was the only time I'd ever seen a literal "show stopping" performance. Immediately after she finished singing "Memories", she received a standing ovation and stopped the show for about 10-15 minutes. I still get goosebumps from that performance.

I didn't realize that she'd passed. I am deeply saddened to learn of her loss.

Thanks for this great website.

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May 11, 2004 11:58 PM
Zack Harwell from Mesquite, TX
I only saw Laurie perform one time - on television June 6, 1982 during the Tony Awards, but she left an indelible imprint on me from the sheer dynamics of her personality that reached through the television set. 22 years later, I can hear her voice and see her face as if it were yesterday.

I always hoped to see Laurie on stage during one of my infrequent trips to New York, but it was not to be.

Laurie was truly blessed with an incredible talent that surely brightened the lives of those fortunate enough to cross her path.
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May 5, 2004 10:33 AM
Cheryl Bass Swedlow from USA
I am a friend of Neil's and Loni Ackerman and of course a fan of Laurie's music.....I was just interested since I heard of the site from another friend and wanted to show my daughter in law who is a fabulous singer as well.
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