( b. May 13, 1952 San Francisco, California, USA - d. Feb 05, 2011 Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA ) Female
The second of eight children in an Irish Catholic family, the daughter of a professor of theater and film at San Francisco City College, Ms. Haran was a pure and ebullient stylist of the American songbook who became an important member of the cabaret circuit during the 1990s and early years of this century. Offhand wit, natural yet careless sophistication, an elegant daffiness and an obvious love for the work of America's greatest songwriters were the earmarks of Ms. Haran's stage persona. In her 2008 show at Feinstein's dedicated to the songs of Lorenz Hart, she told of arriving in New York in the late 1970s and tracking down the addresses of the Gershwin brothers as well her favorite songwriter, Hart. She performed in The 1940's Radio Hour on Broadway.