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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Name:
Chris Jamison
From:
Valhalla, NY / USA
URL:  
10:20:56, March 16 1998
I was shocked to hear of Laurie's passing. I signed the guest book not too long ago, and mentioned I had replaced Laurie years ago in Annie on Broadway. Always a kind, generous woman, Laurie showed us all what true courage really is. The world has lost a very bright star. She is certainly singing up a storm now in heaven with the angels!

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Name:
stevowino
From:
Paris,Il / usa
URL:  
00:42:01, March 16 1998
Was in NYC this past week and heard the news about Miss Beechman. The comments in the obits all week show the love and respect she earned from her peers.

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Name:
Carl Eisen
From:
Fairfax, VA / USA
URL:  
22:07:28, March 15 1998
Those of us who love musical theatre have been truly enriched by Laurie's talent. Her courage and optimism in the face of such drastic odds against her are awe-inspiring. She will forever live on through her recordings. I taped Laurie's appearance on the Phil Donahue Show several years ago where she spoke about her illness and ended by singing Memory better than anyone else ever had or ever will again. Thank you for this wonderful web site remembrance of one my all time favorite performers.

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Name:
Wesley Boozer
From:
Delaware, U.S.A.
URL:  
17:56:09, March 15 1998
Laurie's rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone at the Presidential Inaugural Ball was inspirational on an epic scale. Her beutiful voice and her generous heart will live on in her recordings.

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Name:
Jenn
From:
near Boston / USA
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Alley/2083/index.html
10:14:50, March 15 1998
WONDERFUL page!! :) I love it!

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Name:
george hart
From:
usa
URL:  
07:15:20, March 15 1998
Laurie sang in a group i played drums 1972. she has the greatest voice. I will never forget her!

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Name:
Timothy Pittman
From:
Colorado Springs / USA
URL:  
23:54:30, March 14 1998
A true talent I was stunned by. She will be missed by many.

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Name:
Dennis Courtney
From:
New York City / USA
URL:  
18:13:06, March 14 1998
Like many others, my first introduction to Laurie was her Star To Be turn in Annie. I was thrilled by her voice and in 1982 met Laurie when my partner was in the cast of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Laurie. I never stopped being thrilled by her magnificent voice and electrifying performing. Throughout the years I have had the pleasure of knowing Laurie as a performer and as a person and am so happy to have had the great privelege. I recently went through a personal tragedy and spent many hours listening to Laurie's No One Is Alone CD. I was truly helped and inspired by her singing and her strength. I have directed many productions of Joseph... over the past few years and dedicate all future productions of Joseph.. I direct to Laurie...thank you, Laurie.,..you sure will be missed.

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Name:
J. Keith Riley
From:
St. Louis / USA
URL:  
16:32:00, March 14 1998
Although I have never had the honor of meeting Laurie or even seeing her perform, she will remain an inspiration to me always. I am a musical theatre major at Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts. I am 21 years old and have had heart surgery three times. I also am the owner of a pacemaker. I need it in order to live. When I was four I had open-heart surgery. Since then, I decided I wanted to be a performer on the stage. I sing, act and dance. Because I am so active here at school taking dance and gymnastics, I have injured myself twice by pulling the wire(lead) out of place. The doctors tell me that I should consider other plans for my career. Absolutely not! Not only have I been studying for years, but I love it and don't know what else I could do. I'm horrible at math. Anyway, I recently had to pull out of our production of the premiere of CAMILA. I had to have surgery again and a new pacemaker. Whenever I get discouraged I listen to her albums. They are filled with HOPE and inspiration to just keep going on. Laurie didn't let anyone or anything silence her and she taught me that as well. Thank You. Now you can sing with the angels now. I'll never forget you. Prayers and love to her couragous family.

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Name:
Will Hester
From:
USA
URL: Haven't got one.
15:22:52, March 14 1998
Laurie was an amazing performer and an exceptionally kind, giving person. She was a source of inspiration for all performers, great and otherwise--she'll be missed. May her example, personal and professional, guide young performers yet unborn.

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Name:
Tina M. Sheing
From:
Wilmington, DE / USA
URL:  
15:10:51, March 14 1998
LAURIE HOPE BEECHMAN = Hope, Courage, Strength, and most of all - LOVE! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful gift with the world! Thanks for the theatrical MEMORY(IES). You will be deeply missed. My thoughts & prayers are with her family & friends.

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Name:
Michael McDonald
From:
Jersey City / USA
URL:  
14:46:57, March 14 1998
Ms. Beechman's loss is one of the saddest silences of the musical theatre. Her's was a special and irreplaceable instrument. Thanks heaven for the recordings. The song will go on.

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Name:
Jack
From:
Elmsford / USA
URL:  
13:29:02, March 14 1998
THE EMELIN THEATRE is proud to present LAURIE BEECHMAN ....SATURDAY MARCH 14,1998 @ 7pm. .........SHOW CANCELED.........It is with great sadness that we must cancel the show due to Laurie's passing....Laurie loved all of her fans and always found time to stop and sign autographs and answer questions.....So in her memory lets find the time to give to her......On Saturday March 14th Let's put Laurie's Show on for her....At 7PM please join us and play LISTEN TO MY HEART and/or any other favorite LAURIE BEECHMAN song in tribute to a great woman and the worlds friend....Thanks

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Name:
Carol Zika
From:
USA
URL:  
12:52:36, March 14 1998
I thought Laurie was a wonderful & talented person. I was hooked on her CD for a very long time, listening to her extraordinary voice. I'm so glad she did a CD, so that I can always hear her now that she is gone. We will miss her.

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Name:
M.Wright
From:
New Hampshire / USA
URL:  
09:16:49, March 14 1998
When the 1st National Tour of CATS opened in Boston sometime in the early '80's, I remember sitting in the Colonial Theater listening to this ravishing singer portraying Grizzabella. Then, shortly before the end of the show, she staggered onto the stage one more time to sing the complete MEMORY. I was mesmerized by the sadness in her eyes and the way her entire body seemed to drip with solemnity. But those eyes.......there was a world of sadness in those eyes. Then she knelt down on the stage floor and seemed to be listening for sounds from the ground. Suddenly the orchestra began to build, the actress rose to her feet, stretched one ragged arm up to heaven and sang that final verse, Touch me, it's so easy to leave me, all alone with the memory of my days in the sun. It was as if every seat in the theater was wired as everyone seemed to rise about 6 inches in their seats. I still remember my mother turning and looking at me, as if to say Have you ever heard anything like this? I never had and, despite numerous journeys to see CATS to capture that magical moment, the only times I've ever heard it since were the three times I saw Laurie perform the role again. I paid upwards of $50 to see a tired boring musical with no plot that had about 8 minutes of absolute wonder! (And only when Laurie was in it!) I am so glad my son was able to hear her sing last fall when I took him to see CATS -- and I waited until I KNEW Laurie was in it because, as I told my boy many times, You haven't lived until you have heard Laurie Beechman sing, LIVE. I feel sorry for those out there who will NEVER experience this magic. Laurie, I will miss you terribly. For as long as I live I will go to see Broadway shows with fantastic Divas and I will leave shaking my head and saying, Laurie could have sung the HELL out of that!!!! LOVE AND SADNESS M WRIGHT Our lives become The stories that we weave --- ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

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Name:
Janet Lamb, RSM
From:
Merion, PA / USA
URL:  
09:09:46, March 14 1998
Thank you for a beautiful page on a truly beautiful person. Although she has left us the gifts of her courage and her music, she will be sorely missed. With prayers for all those who love her...

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Name:
Francesca Amari
From:
Grand Rapids / USA
URL:  
08:52:25, March 14 1998
Laurie became my favorite singer the first time I heard Listen to My Heart - her voice is a unique instrument which is filled with depth and emotion...it is with great, great sadness that I learned of her death...she is and will continue to be a star...

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Name:
Jim
From:
White Plains, NY / USA
URL:  
05:32:55, March 14 1998
Thanks for creating such a great site for an incredible singer and person. May she rest in peace-she will always be missed.

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Name:
Roy Baker
From:
Cape May NJ / USA
URL:  
20:41:00, March 13 1998
I had not seen Laurie in 25 years, but she has always had a special place in my heart. She was indeed a special person with a great gift. Thank you for the website.

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Name:
Gary
From:
Cinnaminson Nj / USA
URL:  
18:40:45, March 13 1998
Saw Laurie as Fantine in Les Miz in he home town of Philadelphia in 1996and became a fan.... Sorry to hear of her passing

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Name:
Barbara
From:
USA
URL: http://BADod@aol.com
18:06:58, March 13 1998
It took four days for the news of Laurie Beechman's death to make the Chicago papers. I have the great pleasure to have seen her on stage twice and at Rainbow and Stars twice. I also have all of her CD's (except for the rock one, which I just learned of.) I also had the great pleasure to have met her at Rainbow and Stars. She was an incredible talent whom I personallly will miss. Now I must cherish my CD's for they are all that remain. I had seen Laurie in Cats, but had filed that memory away. I was watching a cable show in the 80's and she was a guest promoting Listen to my Heart. Her singing brought me and the host to tears. I wrote down her name and the album name. It took a year to find that CD, and I never stopped collecting. What a great talent.

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Name:
Barbara
From:
USA
URL: http://BADod@aol.com
17:53:20, March 13 1998
It took four days for the news of Laurie Beechman's death to make the Chicago papers. I have the great pleasure to have seen her on stage twice and at Rainbow and Stars twice. I also have all of her CD's (except for the rock one, which I just learned of.) I also had the great pleasure to have met her at Rainbow and Stars. She was an incredible talent whom I personallly will miss. Now I must cherish my CD's for they are all that remain.

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Name:
Pamela Johnson
From:
Winnipeg / Canada
URL:  
12:30:26, March 13 1998
My first exposure to the wonderful talent of Laurie Beechman was her appearance on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and I was dazzled by her performance. To see her in person must have been amazing. I was saddened by news of her death, but those who loved her can take solace in the incredible legacy she leaves behind. Her music will live forever.

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Name:
Rachel
From:
USA
URL:  
10:59:02, March 13 1998
I came to this site in search of a way to remember Ms. Beechman without being upset. SHe was an awesome lady, and a great performer. I hpe that she will continue to touch people's hearts, even in death. I so wanted to meet her, but sadly, never did. I hope that she realizes what a big impact she made on me, and the career that I hope to get into. . . acting and singing on stage. She always has, and always wil be quite an inspiration to me.

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Name:
Steve Miller
From:
Sarasota, Fl / US
URL:  
08:25:32, March 13 1998
30 years ago while we all sang on the Boardwalk in Cape May, N.J., I told Laurie she had the greatest voice I ever heard. That opinion has never changed. My prayers go out to her family during this time of grief and loss. Jane, if you should see this, please e mail.. its been a long time

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Name:
Julie
From:
Dubuque, IA / USA
URL:  
07:53:48, March 13 1998
When I was eight, I got the Annie cast recording. I quickly tired of Annie and the orphans, but couldn't get enough of the Star to Be. Hearing Laurie's style of singing influenced me, and shaped the way I sound. I'm happy to say that I also got to play the Star-to-Be in our local community theatre production of Annie. My greatest compliment, of course, came when someone remarked, You sound just like the girl on the record.

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Name:
robyn
From:
cheney / usa
URL:  
00:40:22, March 13 1998
what an incredibly talented & strong person ms. beechman was! we'll miss her dearly.

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Name:
Mona Jones
From:
Liberty, IN / USA
URL:  
22:09:51, March 12 1998
What a truly beautiful voice and spirit. She will be greatly missed.

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Name:
Bill
From:
Brooklyn / USA
URL:  
21:38:31, March 12 1998
I knew Laurie since the mid 70's . She appeared at two clubs I ran O'nela's 57th St. & The Broadway Room at O'Neal's 43rd St. Every night it seemed to be a new show. She was wonderful. But my special moment was when she held my then two year old daughter (now 18) on her lap through a rehersal. Laurie knew my wife an I over the years. When my wife came down with breast cancer Laurie wrote her a wonderful letter of hope. It is a great loss.

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Name:
Barri Feuer
From:
North Bellmore, NY / USA
URL:  
21:10:35, March 12 1998
I have been a huge fan of Laurie Beechman since she appeared in Annie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Cats. I have all of her albums and was lucky enough to see her twice at Rainbow and Stars in New York City. It was a personal thrill for me to meet her and get her autograph after each of her shows at Rainbow and Stars. She was such a down to earth and genuinely nice person. Since hearing of her passing, I have done nothing but listen to her albums over and over. I have never been so saddened by the death of someone that I really didn't know. As a performer in musical theater productions since high school, she has been an idol of mine and I have used some of her arrangements in my performances. I would love to hear from other people who loved her as much as I did. At least we will always have her music; her gift to the world.

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Name:
Kay Crain
From:
St.Louis / Usa
URL:  
19:19:37, March 12 1998
To Laurie's family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Daughter, sister, wife. I first learned of Laurie through the People magazine article from 1995. I was so moved by her story I went out that day and bought Listen To My Heart. In fact I still have the article folded inside the cd box.I was also moved by her voice on that album...Beautiful , hopeful songs sung with that incredible voice. I taped the inaugural gala just to have Laurie on tape..I also have her Andrew Lloyd Webber cd. She had an incredible voice and an indomitable spirit and will be missed. My only regret is that I didn't get to see her on broadway. I will be donating to Gilda's Place in Laurie;s memory...hopefully someday there will be some new strides made in the treatment of ovarian cancer. sincerely, Kay Crain

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Name:
Doug Sturdivant
From:
Raleigh / USA
URL:  
16:14:27, March 12 1998
It is difficult to express the great loss I feel. Laurie was one of the brightest stars and most glorious voices to ever appear on stage. She could make me feel a song like no one else. I can still remember the impact of hearing Listen to my Heart for the first time. I can't help but see her now as the newest voice in the greatest choir of all. Laurie, you made it to the heavyside layer and I know you're laughing and singing and far beyond the troubles of earth. We will love you and miss you always, but we will never be without your voice to help cheer us. Thanks, Laurie, you are truly one of a kind!

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Name:
Bob Hoshour
From:
NYC / USA
URL:  
13:50:01, March 12 1998
Been out of the business for awhile. Laurie was a treasure to work with way back when in the Wintergarden. She always brightened the junkyard. Up Up Up. Love, Tumble

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Name:
Michael Conklin
From:
Chicago / USA
URL:  
11:25:55, March 12 1998
When I returned home last night from a business trip, my partner informed me that the wonderful Laurie Beechman had passed away -- I felt a great loss. But then I remembered the first time I heard her fantastic voice, and the great gift she had...my first memory of Laurie is in Joseph back in the early 80s. Her wonderful duets with Sam Harris, her touching portrayal of Fantine in Les Miz, her great recordings...these are the treasures that Laurie has given us...she will be greatly missed, but fortunately she will also be remembered. Thank you for keeping her memory alive with this web site.

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Name:
Sharon Zarrow
From:
Phoenix Arizona / United States
URL:  
09:55:04, March 12 1998
You will always be remembered for your beuaitiful voice with god holds now and the memories you gave us I remember you from Cats and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. I am a big Fan of Micheal Crawford. May you rest in Peace. We have lost another shining star.

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Name:
Steve Clark
From:
Bloomington / USA
URL:  
09:03:34, March 12 1998
A big heart, a big voice, and a big talent that will truly be missed! We will treasure her recordings!

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Name:
mikie fabrizio
From:
shippensburg / usa
URL:  
08:56:49, March 12 1998
a rose has fallen, but the joy of her voice will last alife time.

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Name:
Jennifer Wu
From:
Taipei / Taiwan
URL:  
07:17:11, March 12 1998
Laurie Beechman is no longer with us..... I am really shocked to see the news this morning, Feeling kind of sad, and lost. Her songs has been with me for years, weaking me up in the morning Expressing my feeling and my passion within me ..... .... sad...

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Name:
Robert R. and Alice M. DeGrazia
From:
Mt. Laurel, NJ / United States
URL:  
06:26:47, March 12 1998
Thank you Laurie. We heard the best voice ever created. We will miss you!

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Name:
Kelly
From:
Long Island, NY / USA
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/9027
23:11:20, March 11 1998
Laurie Beechman was a gifted performer with a glorious voice, but most of all, she was a very brave woman. I hope we all take some of her courage with us in our lives. May God bless her.

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Name:
Michael Pino
From:
Moreno Valley / USA
URL:  
21:03:17, March 11 1998
Many years ago, I bought tickets to a new show on Broadway entitled Joseph and the Amazing techniclor Dreamcoat. The curtain rose, the orchestra started playing, and this charming performer took her place on stage. Then she began to sing! I was mesmorized! Her voice sent chills through me. That beautiful voice was ao course that of Laurie Beechman. In all the shows I saw since then, there was never a more memorable night. I immediately purchased the soundtrack (which I still have to this day. I saw her again years later on the Rosie O'Donnell show, and again I fell in love. I was deeply saddened today when on Rosie's show again, I learned of Laurie's passing. We have all lost a truly shining light in this world of darkness. My condolences to her family. I will miss her.

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Name:
Rick Ferrante
From:
Port St. Lucie, FL / USA
URL:  
20:49:34, March 11 1998
Laurie, I sure am going to miss you. I'll never forget the old days when we piled into my Corvair and made the many trips to the Manor Lounge in N. Wildwood, NJ to play for all those many, many fans of the Destiny Trio. You, Roy and I had 'em all spellbound... but you made it all magical. I'll miss keeping in touch with you. It was always fun. Thanks for kicking Cancer's ass so many, many times. You are a true inspiration for all to follow. Rest in peace, kiddo. Love always, Rick

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Name:
B.R. McGee
From:
USA
URL:  
20:33:26, March 11 1998
Laurie was truly an inspirational person. She gave HOPE to all people with cancer. Her husband and family can be very proud. She will be remembered for her artistry and courage.

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Name:
Judy Motson
From:
Philadelpha, PA / USA
URL:  
19:50:56, March 11 1998
I am so glad we drove down to Philadelphia in a blinding snowstorm last March to hear Laurie give a remarkable concert for Doug Wing. Her voice and personality will long be remembered. Her wonderful voice will never be far from us and I will cherish her recordings.

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Name:
Paulette
From:
usa
URL:  
19:23:46, March 11 1998
She had the voice of an angel. The world needs more angels (doesn't heaven have enough?) We're a sadder place without her.

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Name:
Bob Sullivan
From:
San Francisco / USA
URL:  
19:11:40, March 11 1998
I was incredibly saddened yesterday reading that Laurie is gone. I'm glad I have her 4 cd's to remember her by.

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Name:
Tyrene
From:
Beaverton, OR / United States
URL: http://www.teleport.com/~tyrene
18:47:13, March 11 1998
For myself, and I'm sure for all of us, hearing about her passing was a shock. I never had the honor of experiencing Laurie live, but from the first time I listened to that voice...I knew there was nothing else like it. ---Some folks dream of the wonders they'll do / Before their time on this planet is through--- Laurie is a wonder.

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Name:
Gay Raphael
From:
Franklin Lakes, N. J. / U.S.A.
URL:  
17:52:35, March 11 1998
Laurie Beechman has been a large part of my life. Seeing her first on Broadway, it was love at first sight and sound. My children were also great fans. She was exceptional, and in my opinion noone will ever replace her. Her courage and tenacity is a lesson for us all.

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Name:
Gary & Helen Plescia
From:
Utica N.Y. / U.S.A.
URL:  
17:35:21, March 11 1998
She was remarkable,Broadway will never be the same.

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Name:
Honi
From:
usa
URL:  
16:33:11, March 11 1998
Laurie's music was the light for me .. in many dark moments of my life... Inspiring me to continue on... Saying things that sometimes I had no words for .. yet her music could express everything I felt... Laurie.. your music will always fill my home with joy.. I know g-d is taking good care of you... :-)

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Name:
marybeth miller
From:
st. helena, sc / usa
URL:  
16:19:36, March 11 1998
For me there was an escape through the performance and voice of laurie Beechman. It is hard not to be sadden by her passing. May we all be reminded to live for the moment.

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Name:
Tracey Randinelli
From:
Whippany, NJ / USA
URL:  
16:14:32, March 11 1998
What can I say? How can you express how you feel about someone whose talent has touched your life in so many ways? Like others, I had the privilege of seeing Laurie in shows (Cats and Les Miz) and in concert at the Walnut St. Theater, and they are moments I will treasure forever. There have been moments in my life that I'm not sure I would have gotten through had I not had Laurie's Listen to My Heart CD for inspiration. I've lived in NJ and acted in community theater for a number of years now. The first role I got after moving to NJ was Star to Be in a production of Annie. I was so proud--not because I was performing, but because I had the honor to perform LAURIE's role. To say she was my idol is an understatement. My prayers go out to her family and friends. I am so sad.

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Name:
Holly keller
From:
Indianapolis / usa
URL:  
15:37:34, March 11 1998
I feel so sad that Laurie, a beautiful and talented woman had to pass away at such a young age. I'll miss her.....Holly

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Name:
David J. Bernstein
From:
Germantown, MD / USA
URL:  
12:02:34, March 11 1998
Stephanie and I first heard about Laurie when she appeared on the Donahue show, and spoke about cancer survivorship. Since my first wife died from cancer, we were particularly struck by her brave attitude. We had the priviledge of seeing Laurie at Mt. Graetna Theatre in PA, shortly after the release of the Andrew Lloyd Weber album. The song Love Changes Everything absolutely blew us away, and touched us in a life-changing way. Stephanie and I were married on June 1, 1996, and our first dance was to Love Changes Everything. Laurie is and will always be a special part of our life. Our prayers go out to her husband, children, parents, and her many fans.

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Name:
Gary
From:
Oklahoma / USA
URL:  
11:41:30, March 11 1998
I just read this morning about Laurie's passing. How sad that such a voice has been silenced and that such a talent has been taken all too soon. I always wanted to see Laurie perform but never got the chance. But her glorious voice will fill my life forever. Thank you, Laurie, for all the joy you have given to the world. You will be forever missed.

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Name:
Paul Greene
From:
USA
URL:  
10:50:59, March 11 1998
To the family and friends of Laurie, My sympathies to you and always remember that the legacy of music and her vital spirit will live on... now and forever. Let the memory live again. With deepest sincerity, Paul M. Greene

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Name:
Jeanne Fiore
From:
Pittsburgh / Allegheny
URL:  
10:35:01, March 11 1998
We loved your talent, we loved your strenghth and we'll miss you.

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Name:
Cheri A. Candelori
From:
Cambridge / USA
URL:  
10:05:05, March 11 1998
I am so sorry that Laurie has passed on. She is still in my heart and I listen to her Cd all the time and will never stop. She was and still is a beautiful part of the Broadway world. She will will remain to be a treasure in all our hearts. I Love and Miss you Laurie.

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Name:
David Epstein
From:
Albuquerque / USA
URL:  
09:36:04, March 11 1998
Laurie was a wonderful singer and performer and will live on with all of us thru her recordings

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Name:
donna van horn
From:
doylestown / usa
URL:  
08:32:01, March 11 1998
Laurie's life was a stage. Having known her since I was 12, I always knew she was destined for greatness. Her incredible voice is the legacy that she leaves to the world, and all of us who knew and loved her.

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Name:
donna van horn
From:
doylestown / usa
URL:  
08:18:42, March 11 1998
Laurie's life was a stage. Having known her since I was 12, I always knew she was destined for greatness. Her incredible voice is the legacy that she leaves to the world, and all of us who knew and loved her.

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Name:
Joshua D. Smith
From:
Syracuse, NY / USA
URL: Haven't got one.
07:00:55, March 11 1998
Laurie has been a true inspiration to all of us...long live her legacy!

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Name:
Bill Rubin
From:
Yorktown Heights, NY / US
URL:  
00:25:57, March 11 1998
I am truly saddened by Laurie's death. My wife and I saw her perform in Joseph and Annie and always thought she was a tremendous talent. We had been thinking of getting tickets for her scheduled performances at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, NY, but didn't (I thought those were going to be this month, but I could be wrong). Our condolences to her family.

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Name:
Connie Yaros
From:
Philadelphia / USA
URL:  
00:04:27, March 11 1998
I deeply regret the loss of such a wonderful person and a great talent. She will be missed by all whose life she touched.

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Name:
Pamela Durban
From:
Athens, GA / USA
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/9429
21:36:37, March 10 1998
Laurie was a beautiful person who used her amazing talents to touch the lives of many others. I will never forget how she fought to live. Her music will live on in my heart forever, and she shall be in my memory and in my prayers. I want to wish love to her family for having such a wonderful and beautiful person, and I know that it must be hard for them right now, but I know they remember how special she was to so many of us. Laurie, you are amazing, and I know that whereever you are, you are making people as happy there as you were here! *~Pamela~*

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Name:
Lynn & John Enderle
From:
Valley Stream / USA
URL:  
20:37:32, March 10 1998
Laurie touched our lives in a singular and profound way. We are lucky to have experienced her gifts in a personal way through live performance and recording. We feel we have truly lost a close and inspirational friend. Our prayers are with her family and our joy remains in the work she has left us. She is a gift to music and theater that is unparalleled and her voice will inspire generations to come. She is legend. God bless you, Laurie for the thrill you brought to so many and those of us who will miss you so. Sleep well heaven's newest angel.

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Name:
JANET RENZI
From:
SPRING HOUSE, PA / USA
URL:  
20:19:02, March 10 1998
LAURIE SPOKE TO A GROUP OF GIRLS IN 4/97 AT JOHNSON & JOHNSON. SHE WAS AN INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER, AND WE ALL ADMIRED HER COURAGE IN BATTLING HER ILLNESS. SHE WAS A REMARKABLE PERFORMER, AND I WILL NEVER FORGET HER PRESENTATION THAT DAY. SHE IS SADLY MISSED - MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HER FAMILY.

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Name:
Rebecca Martin
From:
Athens, GA / USA
URL:  
18:29:30, March 10 1998
Ms. Beechman was a lovely woman with a voice to match. I saw her as Grizabella on a trip to NY with my mother. I will never forget her performance. My mother and I will always remember Memory as the best part of our trip!

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Name:
Matthew Stenquist
From:
San Carlos, CA 94070 / USA
URL:  
18:26:48, March 10 1998
Thank you Laurie for everything you have given to us.

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Name:
Randy Slovacek
From:
Los Angeles / USA
URL:  
18:15:27, March 10 1998
I am so very sad at this loss. Laurie was so passionate about not only her stage roles but her life. Her voice was a force of nature and her passion for life was limitless. She is missed.

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Name:
Doug Wallace
From:
Southampton, NJ / USA
URL:  
18:01:56, March 10 1998
Laurie's smile and love of music touched us all. She could communicate more with a song than most can by writing a book. I had the joy of meeting Laurie when she was spreading her wings at Haddon Twp High. You could tell she had something very special back then. Laurie, thanks for touching us all with your very special gift.

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Name:
Laura
From:
USA
URL:  
17:53:46, March 10 1998
Laurie Beechman was truly a beautiful person inside and out. She was raised in my hometown. She has proven people from this small town can make it big. I had the privelege of meeting her when she returned home for a visit. She was incredibly sweet. Her fight against ovarian cancer was inspiring. I mourn the loss of such a beautiful, courageous, and talented woman.

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Name:
Cat
From:
UK
URL: Haven't got one.
17:40:30, March 10 1998
A truly out of this world voice is now leading the angels in heaven. Laurie, your spirit lives on in all who love song.

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Name:
CJ
From:
US
URL:  
17:07:21, March 10 1998
I hardly know what to say except that I am somehow very saddened at this loss. I saw Laurie in Joseph in th 70's and was in awe of her voice and stage presence. In more recent years I have been in awe of her survival and life presence. I am very sad that she is gone, but she leaves so much behind with all of us. She is truly a person who touched many on many levels.

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Name:
Lindsay Ribar
From:
New Jersey / USA
URL: Haven't got one.
15:09:46, March 10 1998
I had the privilege of seeing Laurie Beechman sing at Rainbow & Stars and in Cats this past June, and of meeting her twice. What a remarkable person she was! Her 'No One is Alone' CD certainly was - and still is - an inspiration to me. I doubt I'll be able to listen to it now without bursting into tears... again. 'Hard to see the light now, just don't let it go.' God bless you, Laurie. My thoughts and prayers are forever with you. ~Lindsay

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Name:
Ernie
From:
Lynbrook / United States
URL:  
14:59:53, March 10 1998
Laurie Beechman Rocks!!!!! She is one awsome lady! Her singing is beyond phenominal! Long Live Laurie :)

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Name:
JERRY HAWKINS
From:
Tulsa / America the USA
URL: http://home.microsoft.com
14:50:01, March 10 1998
Dear Sam : Hello, I was sorry to hear about Laurie Beechman today, just recieved word about her passing. It isn't always easy to know what to say at a time such as this. I know how hard it can be ...to let go...of someone very dear..and how difficult it can be to ..say good-bye to some one who has shown themselves to be so special in one's own life. Think good thoughts of her Sam and all of your friends there....and remember...tears are little healers for those left behind...she was a pretty lady and I know it's difficult Take good care...and remember.....I don't think Laurie would want any of you to suffer at all.....just wish her well ....and take good care. Sincerely, Jerry Hawkins of Tulsa. jerhawk@ioNet.net

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Name:
Chip
From:
x
URL:  
13:41:55, March 10 1998
Sorry to hear of Laurie's passing. The Les Mis family has been dimished as a result and we all send our condolences to Laurie's family during this hard time. --Chip

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Name:
Mel Isaacson
From:
Teaneck, NJ / USA
URL:  
13:34:47, March 10 1998
My wife and I are deeply saddened by the death of Laurie Beechman. She has brought so much joy into our home through her incredible recordings. They will serve as a testament to her extraordinary talent. We were also fortunate enough to see Laurie in cabaret twice in recent years: her return at Rainbow and Stars after remission, and again at Maxim's on the evening when the Yankees won the World Series, when about a dozen of us diehard fans came to cheer her on. These wonderful nights will live on in our memory forever. After the Maxim's performance, I saw Laurie with some friends at the bar, and couldn't restrain myself from going over and thanking her for her sharing with us her beautiful voice and bringing us so much happiness through her exceptional talent. I'm now so glad I did that. Laurie touched us deeply. She will be sorely missed, but she'll live on in our hearts, our memory, and, through her beautiful recordings, in our home. An angel is now singing in Heaven. We love you, Laurie.

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Name:
William Moyer
From:
Farmingdale, NY / USA
URL:  
13:31:43, March 10 1998
I've seen Cats several hundred times for many different reasons. One of them was Laurie Beechman. Many very talented people have performed in Cats and moved on to other things. But every time Laurie came back, I was there again. I have all the Playbills. Rest in peace Laurie, you are truely loved.

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Name:
Maki Isayama
From:
New York / USA
URL: Haven't got one.
10:06:10, March 10 1998
I have this friend, Mike. Mike is your classic last minute Xmas shopper, so I was not surprised when Xmas Eve, I think it was 1988 or 89, he called me about 9 PM and asked me whether I wanted to tag along with him to Tower Records and Tower Books to do his Xmas shopping(By this time on Xmas Eve, Tower was about the only store left open). I laughed and said, Sure, I'd tag along. It was snowing or had just stopped I think. Just your average perfect Xmas Eve. I slogged through the snow(I don't live that far from Tower in the Village) and met Mike just outside Tower Records on Broadway. We went inside and we separated, Mike on a mission and me just to browse as I'd already completed my Xmas shopping. I wandered around for several minutes and wound up on the third floor where the jazz and classical sections were. I browsed aimlessly through the jazz section thinking that it was about time to corral Mike as he has a tendency to take forever when shopping. I was heading back toward the show tunes/soundtracks section when, as I was passing the middle section of CD racks, one CD cover caught my eye. If you know the Tower that I'm talking about, you'd know that the racks next to the stairs used to be a random collection of children's recordings and other miscelleny, so at first the CD cover really only caught my eye because I remember thinking that it didn't seem to belong there, and as it turned out, it didn't. I picked it up and checked out the photograph of the woman on the cover. I turned it over and saw another smaller picture of her singing on the back. I don't know what compelled me to do it but I bought that CD that night and it's not overstating to say that I've never been quite the same since. The CD was Listen To My Heart and I must've listen to it several thousand times since then. I've also been fortunate enough to have seen Laurie in person on a number of occasions and I have always been amazed by her gift and positive energy. Laurie Beechman was a gift to this world and her voice -- and I'm not talking about her vocal talents, though prodigious they were -- the voice that spoke soul to soul will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thanks Laurie.

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Name:
Kim
From:
Norway
URL:  
09:31:41, March 10 1998
I was so sorry to hear what happened. I will miss you, Laurie.

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Name:
Renee
From:
NY / USA
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/7870
07:22:10, March 10 1998
Although I never was fortunate enough to see Laurie perform live, I've heard and enjoyed her sing many times before. She seemed like such a wonderful person, and I'm so sorry that her life had to end as soon as it did. But I'm sure that glorious voice of her's will live forever, and she will never be forgotten.

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Name:
Bill & Carolyn Harris
From:
Oklahoma, USA
URL:  
06:25:09, March 10 1998
We are grateful that we have such special memories of Laurie. She will always have a special place in our hearts.

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Name:
Michael A. Cassara
From:
Cleveland, OH / USA
URL: http://www.en.com/users/cassara
06:04:53, March 10 1998
I was terribly saddened to hear about Laurie yesterday. She remains in our hearts always. Mike

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Name:
Stephen Golden
From:
London / UK
URL:  
04:12:16, March 10 1998
I've never seen Laurie perform. A few years ago I hadn't even heard of her. Then Varese Sarabande put out her Andrew Lloys Webber album and I was hooked. I've been following her career ( and catching up on her recordings ) since then. No One is Alone continues to be played in my CD player constantly. I'm sad I'll never get to see her live, but her CDs provide me with so much happiness, that I can't really complain. I'll miss your music.

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Name:
Joshua Israel
From:
Waltham, MA / USA
URL: http://www.brandeis.edu/students/st950269
01:11:05, March 10 1998
I too would like to add my thoughts for a moment. While I never had the honor of meeting Laurie nor seeing her in person, her music has had a deeply inspiring effect on me since I first heard her on the Joseph cast recording when I was in 1st grade. Her songs and her spirit will stay with all of us, though she will be deeply missed. God Bless Us, Every One.

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Name:
Ross Levitt
From:
USA
URL:  
00:06:44, March 10 1998
There are so many things that I will miss about Laurie that I don't quite know where to begin. I am a distant cousin of Laurie's, and I was a fan from the first time that I met her when I was a very young kid visiting her backstage at the Winter Garden. I'll always remember seeing her after the shows and complimenting her like I was any fan, and she would always tell me to stop--that I was family and we should talk like normal people. I'll also remember the benefit concert she gave in Philadelphia to help a fellow actor fighting cancer who could no longer afford his bills. She and Claudia sang together on stage and were tremendous. Laurie, I will miss you terribly. I truly thought that I would bring my kids to hear you sing one day. I'm sure you're making the heavens shake with that wonderful voice. To Dolly and the rest of Laurie's family that has been so wonderful to me over the years, my most sincere and deepest condolensces. The world just won't be the same without her!

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Name:
Dana Britten
From:
Nashville, TN / USA
URL:  
22:48:21, March 09 1998
God has dimmed the lights and the stage is now bare. But the beautiful memories of the high notes that Laurie Hope Beechman gave us will forever ring out. Laurie was magic. Laurie was genuine and everyone who was fortunate enough to see her perform or meet her will never forget the beautiful lady who filled our hearts with song. My husband Gary and I extend our deepest condolences to Laurie's family, friends and fans. God bless you Laurie. We're going to miss you terribly. Dana Britten

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Name:
Maria
From:
Philadelphia / USA
URL: http://www.geocities.com/broadway/9184
22:22:01, March 09 1998
I only saw Laurie once, last January in Les Miserables on tour. She was brilliant-- an actor to remember always. God bless her!

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Name:
Jimmy Smagula
From:
NYC / USA
URL:  
22:13:24, March 09 1998
She will be missed

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Name:
Gary W. Dahlstrom
From:
Waterford / CT
URL:  
21:20:35, March 09 1998
I will miss this glorious lady so much. The thought of her voice could set a smile on my face. I can only wish her peace and music for eternity. She has taken a piece of my heart with her. I can only be thankful for the ability to celebrate her through her recordings for the rest of my life. I will miss her very much.

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Name:
Jim Augusta
From:
Ohio / USA
URL:  
20:06:48, March 09 1998
Wow... this certainly is shocking. I have been a fan of Laurie's for about 3 years now, even since hearing her CD Listen to My Heart. I was privileged to see Laurie in the Music of ALW tour. When I found out about her battle with cancer soon after I became a fan, I was shocked. How could someone with such a great strong voice be suffering with such an illness? It just isn't fair. I didn't quite know how to prepare for this day, I hoped that I would never see it and yet here it is so suddenly. Laurie is a reminder to all that no matter how bad our lives are, we need to live them to their fullest and be as optimistic as we can. Laurie, you certainly will be missed by all and you'll never walk alone. -Jim

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Name:
Lanz Babbitt
From:
USA
URL:  
20:01:21, March 09 1998
What a sad day, for Lauries family and friends, and to all of us who were enthralled by her talent, and her courage! She was ONE OF A KIND! never to be replaced, only to live in our memories for ever. That voice will live on as will the spirit!

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Name:
Roger Easton
From:
Scottsville, NY / USA
URL: Haven't got one.
19:30:58, March 09 1998
I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Laurie Beechman. I had become a great fan of her music - to the point where I have one of the original CDs of Listen to My Heart on Excelsior, as well as a copy on DRG. She had a wonderful way with a song and though we will miss her, remember that she said: I'll be here with you.

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Name:
Alexis
From:
USa
URL:  
19:30:46, March 09 1998
Faith- well I've signed before, and I'm signing again. I got your list mail, talk about a pit in your stomach, as soon as I sa the topic I knew..it's was, all the same crushing, and I know that we have lost one of the most amazing talented wonderful people ever to live. It's devasting to learn that someone you've idolized for as long as you cna remember is gone. We will have to comfort ourselves w/ her beautiful voice I suppose. My condolences to her other fans, friend, and family. The world is the loser here.

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Name:
Panpim
From:
US
URL: http://www.nancylamott.com/
18:03:58, March 09 1998
I just heard from a few friends that Laurie passed away today (March 9, 1998). I want to pay respect to her here and express my condolences to her family, friends, and fellow fans. Her music, humanity, and bravery will live on. Thank you, Laurie, please rest well....

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Name:
Kelvin Lee
From:
Northridge, California / United States
URL: http://www.csun.edu/~hbcsc215
17:27:09, March 09 1998
Broadway has lost an extraordinary diva. She will live in everyone's heart through her music.

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Name:
Dr. Bill Campbell
From:
Las Vegas / USA
URL:  
17:03:53, March 09 1998
Thoroughly enjoyed Laurie in the LA production of Cats. She made the day bright. She will be missed.

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Name:
Heather
From:
USA
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Alley/1832/
17:02:44, March 09 1998
Laurie, your spirit will burn brightly amongst our hearts and minds for all eternity. Thank you for sharing your gift with us. You are a true inspiration, now and forever.

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Name:
Jeremy Ryan
From:
Coral Gables, Florida / USA
URL: Haven't got one.
16:23:53, March 09 1998
Unfortunately, it's only been a few months since I fell in love with Laurie Beechman. Since getting No One is Alone and Time after Time, I have tried to follow her, and wait until she performs live in Florida. To hear that she passed away yesterday was very dissapointing. I'm quite upset. Broadway and the world will definitely miss her. Her voice was fabulous and her presence will always be felt.

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Name:
Ina Burwasser
From:
Elkins Park, PA / USA
URL:  
12:43:09, March 09 1998
To the family of Laurie Beechman: When I first saw Laurie perform in Annie in 1977, I knew that she was a very special performer. Then when I met her in 1981, I knew that she was a very special person. Laurie may have lost her courageous battle with cancer, but she will remain forever in my heart. Her indomitable spirit, her humor and her enormous talent will live on in my memory and through her albums. She was very generous with her time to my family and we loved her dearly and deeply. I shall miss her smile, her spark, her performances and her hugs but I will always keep in my heart the warmth, magic and friendship she gave me. She is no longer suffering and is in a better place with no pain. My deepest sympathy to Dolly, Nate, Neil, Claudia, Jane and their families. Ina Burwasser

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Name:
Jeremy Sunderland
From:
Encino, CA / USA
URL:  
10:58:07, March 09 1998
Dear Laurie: I saw you many years ago in Joseph... and was blown away. When I found out that you were my friend Rachel's cousin I was thrilled! I saw you again in Cats and later at the Presidential Inaugural Gala in 1997, and again you were fantastic. I feel so bad that you had such trouble with your health, but at least now you're in heaven, entertaining the angels.... But we'll miss you down here...

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Name:
Sam Ellis
From:
NY / USA
URL:  
10:49:32, March 09 1998
I will miss Laurie as will anyone who has ever met her or heard her glorious voice. She fought the fight and won our hearts. Goodbye Laurie, we will miss you.

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Name:
Jonathan Reiner
From:
New York City / USA
URL:  
10:33:48, March 09 1998
Laurie Beechman was a powerful performer with a one-of-a-kind voice that reached inside you and pulled your heart into your throat. My favorite memories of her are her performance on the 1982 Tony awards, and her comeback cabaret appearance in the summer of 1989 in Stockbridge, Mass. That's when I met her, and she always made time for me and appreciated my support. This a very sad occasion, but we will always treaure the magic she brought to our lives. I love you Laurie, and will miss your greatly.

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Name:
Josie Yee
From:
Philadelphia / USA
URL:  
10:27:18, March 09 1998
Not even knowing that the end was near could prepare me for the sadness I am feeling at the moment for the loss we have suffered. Laurie was not only an amazing performer but her generosity, sense of humor, kindness, beauty and spirit were well known and loved by so many. We should be comforted by the fact that she is now in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. God bless.

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Name:
Faith
From:
USA
URL: (this website)
10:19:07, March 09 1998
Laurie, Your light, courage, and beauty will never be forgotten. This website will always be maintained by me with love, as a celebration of a remarkable life. 'Take my love, for love is everlasting. . .' -Faith

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Name:
Sue
From:
usa
URL:  
10:00:26, March 09 1998
It is with deepest regret that I have to inform you that our dear friend Laurie Hope Beechman has passed away. She died Sunday night at approximately 21:00 est March 8,1998. The brightest star on Broadway has burned out. Goodbye Laurie, You will be missed!

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Name:
Dawn Swann
From:
Tacoma, WA / USA
URL:  
01:59:29, March 09 1998
I pray that you will have a full and speedy recovery from your illness. May the Lord give you peace and encouragement during this time.

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Name:
Sue Fultano and Carolyn Golding
From:
Collingswood, NJ / USA
URL:  
08:36:15, March 08 1998
Enjoy your music so, everyday, and so do my children. Take care, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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Name:
Becka
From:
Minneapolis / USA
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Alley/2102
09:42:15, March 07 1998
Laurie, your talent, strength, and courage are such an inspiration to me and you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Faith - a beautiful website for a beautiful woman.

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Name:
Pat Hatch
From:
Weymouth, Ma / USA
URL:  
09:36:56, March 07 1998
Dear Laurie, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you feel better soon. Love, Pat Hatch

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Name:
Carol Anne
From:
Englewood NJ / USA
URL:  
06:20:11, March 07 1998
A message to Laurie Beechman: I saw you in Joseph and CATS on Broadway. I enjoyed your talents, and admire your brave fight against ovarian cancer--a hideous killer. All the joy you brought to my life is now being channeled into wishes for your recovery.

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Name:
Karin
From:
USA
URL: http://www.shadowsong.com
00:30:41, March 07 1998
Laurie, your CD No One is Alone has been a great inspiration to me, and I am praying for you. Best wishes, Karin

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Name:
Dena Cinque
From:
Lynbrook, NY / USA
URL:  
23:27:47, March 06 1998
Laurie, We love you over here on Long Island. Your voice is just incredible. I always listen to your music and your Grizabella was just AMAZING!!! It's wonderful that everyone gets to hear your voice whenever they want! Your voice has touched hearts everywhere! I love it! I saw you at Broadway on Broadway with my friend Josie...we were SOOOO happy to see you there! You are a wonderful person. Much Love from Long Island

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Name:
Sandy & Richard
From:
usa
URL:  
22:18:48, March 06 1998
Thank you Laurie for the years of beautiful music with which you have blessed us. You are a beautiful and courageous lady, and you are in our prayers.

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Name:
Jon Billig
From:
Park Forest, IL / USA
URL:  
21:25:10, March 06 1998
I've been a big fan of Laurie's since hearing her on the ANNIE and JOSEPH recordings and I regret that I've never had the good fortune of seeing her perform in person. best wishes! Jon Billig Musical Director Illinois Theatre Center

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Name:
Alexys
From:
USA
URL:  
13:27:25, March 06 1998
Faith- I got your message to the LM list about Laurie's condition getting worse. I was pretty upset to hear that since she had been doing better for a while there, and I've gorwn up idolizing her, from Annie to Joseph to (and most of all) Les Mis, which I was lucky enough to see her in.Well I doubt she'll ever see this of course, but we all hope and pray she can fight this off, and who knows? Maybe she and say....Anthony Warlow could do a Cancer Benefit one day? We all love her. She IS broadway.

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Name:
Carolyn Weaver
From:
Las Vegas / USA
URL:  
11:16:17, March 06 1998
I just want to wish Laurie good luck...my prayers are with her. I hope she is doing better. ~Vegas

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Name:
fred
From:
new york / u.s.a.
URL:  
11:00:13, March 06 1998
I got booted before -- I'll try again. The most amazing thing about gifted people (singers, in particular) is their luck. They're not only blessed with having a gorgeous voice, but have that opportunity to give back and share it with the world. Laurie, you are indeed a lucky, lucky, lady. And we are equally lucky to get to listen. I'm thinking of you and wish you all the very best there is.

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Name:
Ina Burwasser
From:
Elkins Park, PA / USA
URL:  
10:20:20, March 05 1998
Laurie: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. You have given so much of yourself to my family in both your sparkling performances and in your personal interaction with us. You have always been an inspiration to me for your courage, spunk and strength. I pray for your continued strength. I hope the love that's conveyed is a source of comfort to you. Love, Ina Burwasser

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Name:
Josie
From:
Philadelphia / USA
URL:  
19:05:55, March 04 1998
Laurie Beechman is such an inspiration both in her professional and personal lives. I love this page, Faith, and I hope it continues to grow as Laurie keeps on gracing us with her immense talent and example. ~Josie

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Name:
The Celona Family
From:
usa
URL:  
07:11:28, March 03 1998
Dearest Laurie, Our dear friend, you have given us the greatest gift that one could ever give, your wonderful life and your wonderful voice. It has been our honor to know you. Remember that we will always love you and you will never be alone. Godspeed!! J,S,J,J

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Name:
Jeanne Fiore
From:
Pittsburgh / USA
URL:  
10:15:27, February 27 1998
I love you CDs Laurie, stay well.

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Name:
Lynn & John Enderle
From:
Valley Stream, N.Y. / USA
URL:  
13:57:33, February 20 1998
We are huge fans for over 15 years. Seen every show, Ballroom, Rbow & Stars,etc. Would love all info available

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Name:
Jessica Blas
From:
Oneonta/Kingston / USA
URL:  
19:10:56, February 18 1998
Hey....Just writing a quick note to say hi...If you do get to see this...email me back. Everyone is fine at home...hope you are doing well too. Be in touch. Jessica (one of Barbara & Howie's kids)

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Name:
Renee
From:
USA
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/7870
07:55:36, February 06 1998
Hi Faith - I love this site! Laurie's wonderful and she deserves this - Keep up the great work! :)

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Name:
Ina
From:
Elkins Park, PA / USA
URL:  
15:47:40, February 05 1998
This page is a magnificient tribute for a truly special lady. The effort you put in to create and maintain this page is quite evident! Keep us informed...:)

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Name:
Jane Beechman Segal
From:
Melrose Park, PA / U.S.A.
URL:  
13:21:50, February 05 1998
Hi Laurie! I Love You and am sending you my first message ever via the Internet. Hugs & Kisses, Janie Pooh, Steve & Julian, Brett, Evan & Dolly. Hope you get this soon. !!

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Name:
Farin
From:
New York! / USA
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Alley/1921
18:59:12, February 04 1998
Faith! I love your page. Laurie absolutely rocks! She's incredible! (maybe not as incredible as my favorite diva, click on my link to see who!) Your page is really great. I'm jealous that I can't do something like this! Rock on! All best, Farin at Smitty's desk

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Name:
Kevin Blake
From:
tampa / USA
URL: Haven't got one.
21:13:51, February 03 1998
Thanks for the info and keep up the good work! Kevin

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Name:
Freda Wimberly
From:
USA
URL:  
22:11:33, January 27 1998
Really enjoyed reading all of this tonight. Hope I can see the show Cats someday.

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Name:
Chris Matthews Jamison
From:
Valhalla, NY / USA
URL:  
13:44:29, January 22 1998
Wonderful website for a wonderful person and performer. Many years ago, Laurie and I sang in a New York showcase club called the Good Times on 3rd Avenue and 31st Street. I knew back then she was destined for stardom. She went on to perform in Annie a couple of years later. I was lucky enough in 1978 to replace her in Annie, playing all 5 roles. Only Laurie and I have ever played all 5 roles; after I left the show they were split up among several performers, and it remains that way to this day. It was great to reconnect with her doing my 11 days of rehearsal to replace her in Annie and I have not seen her since, although I have followed her career through the years. As a matter of fact, I live only 5 minutes from her in Westchester County, and she lives next door to some very dear friends of mine. I would love to get to see her again. Please give her my best regards and tell her I think of her from time to time, hoping she is well. I am still in show business myself, but have not been quite as lucky as Laurie. But please tell her I am very happy for all her success. Thanks, and God bless.

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Name:
Heather
From:
The one involved in 1776.
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Alley/1832
10:19:04, January 21 1998
Hi Faith...I've been enjoying this page very much, and it looks very spiffy in its new home. :) Long may Laurie's talent reign!

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Name:
Alice
From:
Australia
URL: http://www.healey.com.au/HomePages/scribbler
17:12:43, January 20 1998
great page! very informative

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Name:
Alexis
From:
USA
URL:  
16:17:47, January 20 1998
Great page Faith! Thanks for posting the URL to the LM list. Glad to see a Laurie Beechman page out there! Loved her since I was a little girl. Was lucky enough to catch her in LM on B'wy (course I was only 7 so I don't remember) I was raised on her! Only thing I won't do is see Cats again *g* Once is MORE than enough for me Lex

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Name:
Kelly B. Frederick
From:
pittsburgh,pa / usa
URL:  
10:21:24, January 20 1998
Laurie Beechman has a fabulous and powerful voice. Her Listen to My Heart was my song for our wedding video and a constant joy to listen to. That album is my favorite. It is one of those rare albums you can put on and never have to forward through any of the songs as they are all so enjoyable. I have all of her albums and I saw her in Cats in n.y.c years ago, never ever a disappointment. I wish her all the best..

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Name:
s. martin
From:
san diego / usa
URL: http://home.san.rr.com/ogdenmartin
20:18:32, January 15 1998
Dear Faith, like yourself I am a big fan of Laurie Beechman. I regret to say that I have never seen her perform live. I do though have all her CD's. She is such an inspiration. If you ever hear of her comming to California please let me know. I am only able to get to NYC about twice a year. Thanks for the wonderful site, Steven

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Name:
Robert Lauzon
From:
E.Stroudsburg Pa / usa
URL:  
14:17:34, January 14 1998
Love your new cd.I'm AA Flight Attendant who flys NY-LA and always check list hoping you are on board. Met you long time ago at Gallagher Steak House in NYC through my best friend Arthur. Actually Nick, who was tending bar with Artie that night. We live in the Poconos now but Arthur still talks about his memories of having you at the bar. Please Please...make a new CD. I;m wearing out No One Is Alone. I wish you would apear in concert or Cabaret. Thank You so much for your incredible voice. Truly a fan, Robert

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Name:
Bill Gable
From:
Laguna Beach CA / USA
URL:  
22:58:06, January 08 1998
I can't believe I didnt have a Laurie Beechman CD before 6 months ago (I now have 4) and I can't believe I didn't know she was Tony-nominated for Joseph, and that I must have seen her in it. Please, how is she?

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Name:
Rod Harris
From:
Nashville / USA
URL:  
08:37:19, January 03 1998
Do you sing Country?

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