21 April 1949, Northport, Long Island, New York, USA. An actress and singer who left several well-known Hollywood and Broadway stars feeling bitterly disappointed and distraught when she won the role of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webbers 1993 London production of Sunset Boulevard. LuPone made her stage debut, tap dancing, at the age of four, and later took dancing classes with Martha Graham. She trained for the stage at the Juilliard School where she met the actor Kevin Kline. A six-year personal relationship was supplemented by a joint association with John Housmans Actors Company, which gave them both invaluable experience in the straight theatre, and resulted in their appearance together - as the bride and bridegroom - in a short-lived Broadway musical, The Robber Bridegroom (1975). After several other flops, including The Bakers Wife (1976) and Working (1978), LuPone won Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her performance in the leading...
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