Laura Branigan Net Worth

Laura Branigan Net Worth is
$5 Million

Laura Branigan Biography

Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is best remembered for her 1982 platinum-certified hit "Gloria" and for the Top Ten single "Self Control". Branigan is also remembered for the Top 10 "Solitaire" and for the number-one Adult Contemporary hit "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You", as well as several other U.S. Top 40 hits. As well as her music, she was also known for her powerful, husky alto singing voice which spanned four octaves.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, aged 47, from a previously undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm.

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Quick Facts

Full NameLaura Branigan
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 3, 1957, Brewster, New York, United States
DiedAugust 26, 2004, East Quogue, New York, United States
Place Of BirthBrewster, New York, USA
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actress
EducationAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts
SpouseLarry Kruteck (m. 1981–1996)
ParentsKathleen Branigan
SiblingsBilly Branigan, Marc Branigan, Self Control, Gloria, Power of Love
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Video Artist, Self Control, Gloria, Power of Love
MoviesBackstage, Mugsy's Girls
Star SignCancer

Interesting Facts

1She recorded her first album when joined the group Meadow at age 20. The album, "The Friendship," was released in 1973 on Paramount Records following the release of two singles in 1972, Here I Am and Cane and Abel. The record company failed to adequately promote the album, so after receiving little airplay, Meadow disbanded.
2In recent years she continued to perform and record music and dated the drummer in her band, Tommy Bayiokos. But she spent most of her time caring for her mother, Kathleen, 83, who has Alzheimer's, while gardening and cooking for friends.
3Atlantic records signed her in 1979.
4She largely left the music industry in 1994 following her husband, Larry Kruteck, being diagnosed with colon cancer. He died in 1996.
5She also performed the ballad "Sin Hablar", along with the worldwide famous Mexican singer Luis Miguel.
6Music video for her single "Spanish Eddie" was a re-telling of West Side Story (1961).
7After she died of a brain aneurysm in her sleep, her brother Marc Branigan said she had complained to a friend of having a continual headache for about two weeks before she died but she had not sought medical attention.
8Had a unique five-octave range voice.
9Known mostly for her smash hit songs like "Gloria", "Self-Conrol", "Solitaire", "How am I supposed to Live without You?", "The Lucky One", "The Power of Love", and "Spanish Eddie". She also did international tours, and unique music videos which were filmed in Britain, and other European countries.
10Was originally announced as the singer of the theme for the Bond film, Octopussy (1983), by producer Albert R. Broccoli.
11Toured Europe as a backing vocalist for Leonard Cohen in the late 70s.
12Had a brother, Billy Branigan, who's a singer, writer and producer. They worked together on Laura's "Over My Heart" album.
13Performed the last song on New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) with Dick Clark - "Shattered Glass," in 1987.
14She broke both femurs when she fell 10 feet from a ladder whilst hanging wisteria outside her New York State home. [June 2001]


1Many of her hits were English-language remakes of European hit songs, for the American market.
2Had an onstage habit of brushing her hair back with one hand, while singing


1I want to touch people's hearts, to get right down to their souls.



Doctors2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Le mirage2015performer: "Self Control"
Welcome to the Basement2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guapas2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Killing2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Midnight Heat2007performer: "Self Control"
Everybody Hates Chris2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cold Case2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Dad!2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lather Effect2006performer: "Gloria"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game performer: "Gloria"
Saturday Night Live2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game performer: "Self Control"
The Preppie Murder1989TV Movie performer: "Self Control"
Baywatch1989TV Series performer: "I Believe"
Coming to America1988performer: "Come Into My Life"
Salsa1988performer: "The Magic of Your Love"
Killer Party1986performer: "The Lucky One"
Violets Are Blue...1986performer: "One Day"
Hittimittari1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familiares1985TV Special performer: "Breaking Out"
Hollywood Wives1985TV Mini-Series performer: "Hollywood Wives"
Miami Vice1984TV Series performer - 1 episode
Body Rock1984performer: "Sharpshooter"
Ghostbusters1984performer: "HOT NIGHT"
Automan1984TV Series performer - 1 episode
An Uncommon Love1983TV Movie "The Lucky One"
Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer1983TV Movie performer: "Gloria"
Flashdance1983performer: "Imagination", "Gloria"
Love Is Forever1983TV Movie performer: "Love Is Forever", "Passion and Valor"


Monsters1991TV SeriesAmanda Smith-Jones
Backstage1988/IKate Lawrence
Laura Branigan: Self Control1984Video short
Automan1984TV SeriesJessie Cole
Delta Pi1984Monica
CHiPs1983TV SeriesSarah


VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The RuPaul Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1997TV SeriesHerself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar1996TV SeriesHerself - Jury Member / Herself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1985-1990TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1990TV SeriesHerself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
New American Bandstand 19651982-1988TV SeriesHerself
Die verflixte Sieben1987TV SeriesSinger
Supermodels of the World1987TV MovieHerself
The 13th Annual American Music Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Living Seas1986TV MovieHerself
Cap d'any a TV31985TV MovieHerself
Cantantes y sonantes1985TV SeriesHerself
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHerself
Nöjesmassakern1985TV SeriesHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
Champs-Elysées1984TV SeriesHerself
Solid Gold1984TV SeriesHerself - Host
On Stage America1984TV SeriesHerself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 19841983TV MovieHerself - Performer
Musikladen1983TV Series
The 10th Annual American Music Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Night Live1982TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Tu cara me suena - Argentina2015TV SeriesHerself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV Special
Hittimittari1984-1985TV SeriesHerself

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