This article is about the singer. For her 1990 self-titled album, see Laura Branigan (album).
|Birth name||Laura Ann Branigan|
|Born||(1957-07-03)July 3, 1957|
Brewster, New York, United States
|Died||August 26, 2004(2004-08-26) (aged 47)|
East Quogue, New York, United States
|Years active||1973–1996, 2002–2004|
Branigan also contributed songs to notable motion picture and television soundtracks, including the Grammy and Academy Award-winning Flashdance soundtrack (1983), the Ghostbusters soundtrack (1984), and the Baywatch soundtrack (1994).
Her signature song "Gloria" by Umberto Tozzi stayed on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for 36 weeks, at the time a record for a female artist; the song holds a place in the top-100 singles of both 1982 and 1983.
Branigan died at her home in 2004 from a previously undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm.