The Laurie Beechman Website
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My life has been so unbelievably blessed in spite of everything and maybe because of it. I got married after two bouts of cancer. I have this whole different life and a career. I'm really like everybody else.

-Laurie Beechman, as quoted in The New York Times, 1994

 
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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January 7, 2007 12:56 PM
Jane Beechman Segal from Elkins Park PA
Janiepooh40@aol.com
I'm just missing you.
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December 22, 2006 9:47 PM
mark chandler from new york
mchan123@aol.com
saw the revival of les miz two days ago. recalled that i had seen a remarkable performance by the actress playing fantine the first time i had seen the original show. a little research confirmed it was laurie--she blew us out of our seats, and honestly i do not believe that anyone can ever do the part better than her.
sorry to hear she passed away-God Bless her.
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December 12, 2006 7:01 PM
Michael Batky from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
pgamike@aol.com
"A lost treasure"
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November 11, 2006 11:06 PM
Cliff Lawrence from Las Vegas
chagberg10@cox.net
I used to hang out with Laurie a couple of nights a week at the Good Times Cabaret.She was dating Richie Sacks at the time who I still hang with.The night Laurie was nominated for a TONY I was working at the Theatre and the security at the door didn't know who she was.I just happened to be walking by the door and she yelled out Cliff they don't who I am and won't let me in .We both laughed as I escorted her in
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November 6, 2006 5:27 PM
Scott Edmondson from Ohio
scottmcanick@yahoo.com
Ms. Beechman had an incredible, powerful voice that, although I never saw her perform, has touched me ever since I first heard the Broadway CD of "Joseph".
Although she is no longer with us, she's left behind a body of work that will continue to inspire and delight. A fitting tribute to her courage and talent.

Thank you, Ms. Beechman, for enriching all of our lives, and may you have found peace.
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October 10, 2006 11:04 AM
Scott Cooper from Drayton, Ontario Canca
smcooper77@sympatico.ca
I saw Laurie perform as the narrator in Joseph on a high school theatre trip to New York city when I was in Grade 11. She brought theatre alive for me and I have been a devoted fan ever since. I have made the pilgrimage to NYC many times and the magic is always there. Thank you Laurie, you were my first broadway star, my first crush and you will always be in my heart.
Forever your fan
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September 26, 2006 8:06 PM
marilyn from ct
moestr4560@aol.com
Listening to her sing even now touches one's soul and reveals the dept of her life.
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August 12, 2006 10:11 PM
Hillary Gurman from Ft Lauderdale
gurmanh@nova.edu
I happened to randomly take out a CD from my local library entitled A Broadway Valentine. Laurie's rendition on No One Is Alone moved me so that I downloaded it on my MP3 and continuously listen to it. I just thought I would research her career on the Web. Laurie was definitely a most talented, heart-rendering performer...

Hillary Gurman
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August 4, 2006 12:11 PM
Frank Yandrisovitz from nazareth, pa
fyn48@ptd.net
I have been a fan of this wonderful singer and performer for so many years. I know she is gone but she lives forever in my mind and heart. I have seen her in Annie didn't know who she was but thought WOW what a voice> Then later in Joseph and twice in Cats. I still play all her CDS. I have given her CDs as bitrhday and Christmas gifts to alot of friends and relatives I feel I am doing my part to keep her alive in our hearts. I have sent her 3 fan mail letters and received wonderful responses from her then manager/agent Jim Wilham. Everonce once in a while I'll hear a song and think would I love to hear her sing this song. Also I do have a question Does anyone know if the documentry Listen To My Heart The life and Music of Laurie Beechman is available anywhere. God bless her family and friends and all her fans.
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August 2, 2006 3:46 AM
Barbara Lombardo from Yardley, PA
blombardo1@comcast.net
What a powerful, yet soothing voice! I never knew Laurie, but recently was given a couple of her CD's by her nephew Beryl. I'm coming out of a hard period of my life and have found her voice and song choices to be so uplifting. May it continue to inspire others.
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July 28, 2006 5:09 PM
Linda Abneri from Port Jefferson Station, New York
elanabneri@optonline.net
I first saw Laurie sing at 33rd and 3rd in a cabaret with other performers. this had to be in the 70's. I got goose bumps. I never forgot those eyes, that voice. My best friend at the time was dating another singer His name was (I think) Richard Sachs. I can't remember the cabaret's name although. I met her and saw her perform many times. She became a friend and I followed her career. I saw all her Broadway shows. I still have her LP "Laurie and the sighs". I think of her often and miss her great laugh. this is the first time I put her name in the computer and came up with this lovely site. My heart goes out to her surviving family and widow. As you see by all these people- she live on and is loved. Peace Laurie, your not forgotten xxoo lulubelle
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July 27, 2006 1:46 PM
maurice Bartikofsky from Phila,Pa.19148
maurrob@aol.com
Herd her voice yesterday on a CD for the first time and new that was a star, learned moments later that she had passed. Know now that shes a shining star in the eternal gallexy of life.
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July 13, 2006 6:39 PM
Mark Littman from Stillwater, NJ
MarkL@tellurian.com
We met at a restaurant on the corner of 85th and Broadway. It was the late 70's. We struck up a conversation and she told me about her role in Hair among other things. We chatted and joked for a long time. We met a couple of other times at the same place. She invited me to a cabaret performance and I will never forget my chills when she sang Tomorrow from Annie. I saw her in Joseph and Cats but never went backstage. Her name came up recently and I was shocked to hear of her death. This website is proof that this beautiful and talented woman was loved by so many and will live forever. Mark Littman
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June 4, 2006 5:35 PM
Irene Kitzman from
ikitzman@yahoo.com
One of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard...introduced to me by a wonderful friend, who also died of cancer too young...
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May 4, 2006 12:36 AM
Nick from Cambridge, MA
n.turco62@comcast.net
Watching "Hair" tonight brought back memories of Laurie. I listened to her CDs by my bedside every night before I went to bed. I recently moved and all my CDs are still packed up. I love her voice and her presence so much. Seeing Nell Carter in the same scene in "Hair" brought a sadness of how we've lost the greatness of two such wonderful performers.Fortunately they've been captured on CD and DVD. God bless Laurie!
I watched the scene about 10 times! Thank God I own the DVD. Well...I'm gonna get out a Laurie CD and have sweet dreams tonight.
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April 13, 2006 5:20 PM
Andrew Sarewitz from New York, NY
dartagnaninnyc@yahoo.com
The best job I ever had was working at the Royale Theatre selling "assorted accouterments" during the Broadway run of "Joseph and..." I must have stood behind Row R, listening to Laurie sing "A Pharoah's Story" literally hundreds of times -- and I never got tired of it. From those days through her final club act directed I listened to her in awe and in love. And though we were only friendly acquaintances, I was as affected by her talent as by almost anything or anyone else in my adult life. I still have a hard time listening to her cds without welling up. I have a number of Beechman memories, but standing in the Royale Theatre hearing that voice remains pure and clear and forever wonderful.
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April 4, 2006 12:52 PM
Judy Goldenberg from Los Angeles, California
stephen .goldenberg @verizon.net
Her magical voice, her beauty,
her spirit. Remembering Laurie on her birthday with love.
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April 4, 2006 12:12 PM
J.B. from NYC--"Just got here this morning!"
 
It's appropriate I guess that Laurie should occupy my thoughts today...though really, she's never far from them. Thanks Laurie for all the great memories and for all of the sweet, sweet music. With much love...
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April 4, 2006 2:13 AM
Susan from Blakeslee PA
Pinosh@aol.com
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday Dearest Laurie!
Happy Birthday to You!
We miss you dearly...
Love Sue & Jack
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March 30, 2006 3:18 PM
Richard Wilding from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
wilding@rogers.com
I was introduced to Laurie Beechman's music only in the past two weeks. She and her talent are a huge loss to Broadway and the entertainment industry. I rank her equally to Linda Eder and Nancy Lamott. Is it possible to send me the title's of her CD collection

Thank you
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March 30, 2006 11:08 AM
John Scannell from Bothell, WA USA
redgra1@aol.com
Talk about happy accidents. Laurie's Andrew Lloyd Webber album was left in my car. By whom? I don't know. Being a Webber fan, I slipped her album into my CD player, and I was hooked.

What a tragedy that her voice was silenced so prematurely. For years I was a high school drama teacher--and I directed musicals--and I know many of my students aspired to greater dramatic possibilities. They loved attending live theatre, listening to voices like Laurie Beechman's.

I never knew her, yet somehow I feel her loss--now eight years past--personally.
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March 26, 2006 12:27 AM
Geoff Dunbar from Canada
gdunbar1@shaw.ca
i worked with laurie in 1979, at the alvin theatre in nyc, on the musical annie. i was the follow spot operator and followed her every show.

she was a show stopper! a belter! teriffic!

by the way, annie was played by sarah jessica parker.
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March 8, 2006 6:00 PM
Claudia Beechman from Glenside, PA
chant2z@verizon.net
Laur,
We all miss you so much.
Love,
Your Claud
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March 8, 2006 3:12 PM
jane beechman segal from elkins park pa
janiepooh40@aol.com
dearest laur - we just had a visit and left prayers and flowers for you. We all miss you so, but you've left so much love and beauty with us that it helps fill the void. I can only feel the time when I see how little Dolly is blossoming - you would be so proud of her - a sweet and wonderful soul filled with your artistry - she too has been blessed with the beechwoman's spirit! Steve and the boys have lit a candle and said a prayer and we are filled with love for you today and everyday - and the sun is shining xxoo lil sis
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March 7, 2006 11:30 PM
Susan from Blakeslee, PA
pinosh@aol.com
I cant beleive it has been 8 years. I miss you so much and I miss our kitchen chats. I never really thanked you for all you did for me and all you showed me. I got a little glimpse into the life of Laurie Beechman and I loved what I saw. I still hurts me to remember those last days. I get angry because I dont understand how God would take the ONE person that wanted to live the most. I dont beleive your job was done on this earth, I still need you. One day maybe you will explain it to me. Thanks for the Memories.

Love
Susan
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