Biography

Laura Ann Branigan (bornJuly 3, 1952, Mount Kisco, New York; died August 26, 2004 (aged 52), East Quogue, New York) was a singer, songwriter and actress best known for the hits "Gloria" and "Self Control". She grew up in Armonk, Westchester County, New York, USA. It wasn't until her senior year at Byram Hills High School, (1966-70) where she performed the lead role in a school musical,(Pajama Game), that she began to consider a career in entertainment. After graduation from high school, Laura moved to Manhattan and attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. (1970-72)

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