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If you've been in extreme circumstances- it doesn't have to be cancer, it can be the death of a spouse, AIDS, anything- and you've been lucky enough to survive, it's incumbent on you to live the best possible life. What's the point otherwise?

-Laurie Beechman, as quoted in The Washington Post, 1996

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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April 15, 2004 10:33 AM
Cederic from Lauderdale,Fl,USA
Luv your site so whats next from this beautiful woman.
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April 13, 2004 1:29 PM
sherill roberts from oregon, usa
I was acquainted with Laurie in 1976 at Goodspeed Opera House when we started "Annie". I was the cellist in the orchestra. I loved her wonderful big voice and her courage and zest on stage. I am sorry to learn that she is no longer treading the boards of this world.
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April 4, 2004 9:43 PM
Sue & Jack from Always near by
Dearest Laurie on your 51st birthday we honor you. We are missing you always. Guard Benjamin who came to you too soon and watch over us. Know that we are thinking of you daily. We miss you dearly especially on this day, your day of "CELEBRATION OF LIFE" better known as Laurie's Day.

Sue & Jack
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April 4, 2004 4:41 PM
Judy Goldenberg from Los Angeles ,California
Dear Laurie,
Though I think of you always, today, on your special day, I remember you with love,admiration and thanks for the joy you continue to bring to so many through your music and the strength of your beautiful spirit.
Today, I chose to listen to "Joseph" on my walk/run. I chose it in your memory, and the memory of my precious grandson, Benjamin, who died tragically at three months in November.As your beautiful voice sang to me, today, I thought yes there's "one more angel in heaven, one more star in the sky". I know, somehow, you two will find each other in heaven and watch over one another. This is a source of comfort in what has been a difficult and painful time for myself and family. Love to you Claudia and Sue. I hope you and yours are well.

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March 27, 2004 9:11 PM
Michael Bruno from Stamford, CT
What a remarkable talent! I thought I lost my cherised CD of Listen to My Heart and paid a huge sum on e-bay to replace. Tonight, I found my original CD and am listing to Laurie's voice right now. I'll never forget her performance at the ballroom or her many theatrical performances. She cannot be replaced!
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March 23, 2004 7:50 PM
Susan from Always near by>>>>

I have been thinking about you alot lately. You came to me in my dreams and I just hope everything is alright with you. I have been reading the guestbook, I often revisit but for some reason I needed to read Volume 1 again. You must be near by because you are on my mind alot. I draw strength from your energy and zest for life. I Continue to miss you always. Love Sue
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March 8, 2004 9:27 AM
lil sis from
The kids and I will visit you today, we'll light a candle and say our prayers, but you know, Laur, you are always right here beside me. Julian said quietly the other day, "I really miss Auntie Laurie" so I just turned on Time Between the Time and had a visit. I'm so grateful you are still here for them, too. Love ya, girl xxoo
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March 8, 2004 6:31 AM
Susan & Jack Celona from Always Near By
This day is full of sorrow for us and the world. Take a moment to give to Laurie today. You are forever in my heart, the times we spent with you were some of our happiest. I see you in my dreams. Please keep coming. Love Sue & Jack
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March 5, 2004 4:26 AM
Bret from USA
Laura is an inspiration to me. I am such a huge fan of her work. Thank you:)
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February 13, 2004 12:09 PM
John C. Luzaich from Cedar Falls, IA.
"Joseph" ran for 12 weeks at the Entermedia theatre (same place shows like Best Little Whorehouse, Grease, Once Upon A Mattress and many others started) before moving to Broadway and running for two years. I think the song from Joseph - "There's one more angel in heaven" is appropriate here. Anyway, Laurie just finishes belting out the last line at the end of the first act singing "could be a star", of course referring to Joseph. The musical director, David Friedman, turns to me and says "She's the one that will be the star". laurie was so meticulous when it came to her music and was very hard on herself, worked hard and practiced all the time until it was right. One night there was a problem with her wireless mic and it was cutting in and out and she just continued to belt out the song like the pro she was and continued smiling. At the end of the number she walk off stage left and as soon as she's in the wings she ......well, she had a few choice words to say and just then her mic was working fine. You could here everything......Oh was she mad when she found that out. A week later she was laughing about it. I hope her family and friends are proud that these many years later, people continue to think about her fondly and have so many great memories. Later, Shawn Charles
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February 13, 2004 10:46 AM
John C. Luzaich from Cedar Falls, IA
I was the manager of the Entermedia Theatre where "Joseph" started in November of 1981 before moving to the Royale on Broadway. I was getting out of acting and into the business side of the arts, but was still known as Shawn Charles when I knew Laurie.
What a belt!
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January 27, 2004 10:04 AM
julian from new york
Whenever i listened to her sing the word "weaver" always came to mind; I always felt i was listening and actually seeing someone weave and create a song, something i could see and touch as it came out of her. I was fortunate enough to see her at the Triad with Loni Akerman and Terri Klausner. the song literally came out of her and I could see the song.
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January 24, 2004 10:35 PM
Stefanie Rose from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Just surfing the Net for personal pages on the performing arts, opera or musical theatre - looking for inspiration - and here I am.
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January 3, 2004 1:40 AM
janine from
hey remember the talk about 40? I do..I'm here..It will always be a number..Thanks for your joy and laughter!!
How did you know what 40 would be when you were not even close? Another secret you knew?! Thanks...You were right..age is nothing ...I love you and miss you but can still hear you!!!
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January 2, 2004 1:04 PM
Therese Criddle from Woodbridge NJ
I was 13 years old the first time I saw Laurie walk onstage in "Joseph", and that night has become one of my most cherished memories. The power of her voice, her boundless energy, and the response from the audience amazed me.
I still sing along to my Joesph "album". and no other singer has ever touched me the way Laurie has.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift with the world.
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December 17, 2003 2:04 PM
Elisa R. from Charlotte, NC
I am now 29 years old and can remember hearing your voice over and over again as, at the age of 8, I memorized all the words to "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". Joseph has always been my favorite musical and every time I see it live, or hear someone sing a song from that show, it never compares to your rendition. You were so lucky to live your life on the theatre stage and hope that your were aware of how much you were adored by fans! Thank you for being a part of my life - through music!
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October 28, 2003 9:15 AM
Claudia Beechman from Elkins Park, PA
I know you were with me Sunday night.
"The Armoire" is now a beautiful song.
your Claud
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September 30, 2003 12:13 PM
Rebecca Liford from Lexington KY
I was excited to find such interesting information about such a wonderful and interesting actress
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September 20, 2003 10:30 PM
Nestor Cenci from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Una de las voces mas hermosas, mas dulces y mas cautivantes, es un placer oir sus canciones, y la he admirado siempre.....
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September 6, 2003 12:55 AM
Jeff Ganz from Cranford, N.J.
I first met Laurie on a Sunday evening in 1977 when I was the house bassist at the Riverboat, a now-defunct nightclub located in the lower level of the Empire State Building. She was an important part of Martin Charnin's cabaret act that night; her voice and charisma was mesmerizing. I subsequently had the honor of working with her in several Broadway shows and on other occasions. She will always be one of my favorite vocalists of all time.
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August 31, 2003 8:59 PM
John from Portland Maine
If there is a heaven;and there are angels;Im sure that Laurie is one.
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August 15, 2003 2:50 AM
James Keach from Evansville, Indiana
I'm glad to see this website tribute to Laurie. She was an incredible person. I am still a huge fan of hers. I only got to see Her one time but it was such a beautiful experiance and I will treasure that for the rest of My life.
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August 12, 2003 4:21 PM
John Hurley from Baltimore, MD
What a wonderful tribute to Laurie. I became a fan after seeing Laurie in "Joseph" on Broadway. A few years later, I had the great fortune of meeting her during her Boston run of "Cats". In fact, it was just several hours after she had been told she would be replacing Betty Buckley on Broadway. She confided that she was nervous, mostly because she was afraid of heights, and the cherry picker at the Winter Garden was much higher than what was done in Boston. I'll also never forget her rendition of "How Can I Be Sure?", which she performed in her Boston cabaret show following her Cats performance. Thanks Laurie. You are greatly missed.
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August 3, 2003 2:47 PM
Brad Loekle from NYC
Oh Laurie, here I sit, again, writing to you. My guardian angel, my temple of song. In a few hours my new one man comedy show will open here in town. So sit on my shoulder tonight. Hummmm in my ear. Especially on the ballads. The Family is coming next week... so you can sit on their shoulders that night ;-)

You are with me always, be it onstage or off, and for this I am eternally greatful.

My love always & forever,
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August 2, 2003 6:44 AM
Janine from Phila,PA
Hey laurie,
Friends just came home from a vacation to CT. Guess what...They went through a "charming "town called East Haddam. Memories!! Huh!! Just the sound of East Haddam sent me back to a place where I met a few people who "still"
fill my life with joy. Thank you for for being the headliner. I plan to go, and I will laugh, cry, remember and see if I can row a boat better than you did on Bashon Lake. The Apple Barn, Gillette
Castle and Goodspeed will be on the list as well..Thank You for making that summer a time I will never forget!!
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