Sunday, May 26, 2024

RIP Rebecca Luker, 59, Broadway Star, 3 Time Tony Awards Nominee, Mom, Wife of Tony Winner Danny Burstein


Rebecca Luker was literally a light on Broadway. Beloved by all, with a gorgeous voice, she was nominated for three Tony Awards and was a magnificent presence in New York theater. The wife of Tony winner Danny Burstein, Rebecca was also a devoted mother. She died today at age 59 after being diagnosed with ALS last February. This is a real tragedy. Much love and condolences to Danny, her family, kids, and friends. Her NY Times obit is here.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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