Barbara Cook sings a medley from "The Music Man" on the Bell Telephone Hour, 1960. 2017 Video

Originally broadcast on February 26, 1960. After several screentests, Barbara Cook was finally passed over for the 1962 film version of "The Music Man" in favor of Shirley Jones. Filmed in 1960, seve ....

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Watch Barbara Cook sings a medley from "The Music Man" on the Bell Telephone Hour, 1960. 2017

Originally broadcast on February 26, 1960. After several screentests, Barbara Cook was finally passed over for the 1962 film version of "The Music Man" in favor of Shirley Jones. Filmed in 1960, several years after debuting the role of Marian the Librarian on Broadway, Cook's 1960 performance on The Bell Telephone Hour offers us a glimpse of what might have been.

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