Tony-nominated actress Ann Crumb dies from cancer at 69


NEW YORK (AP) – Ann Crumb, a Tony-nominated actress who originated the role of Rose Vibert in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Aspects of Love,” has died. She was 69.

Her vocal coach, Bill Schuman, said Crumb died Thursday from ovarian cancer at her parents’ home in Media, Pennsylvania.

She was the daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Crumb.

She made her Broadway debut in the original cast of “Les Miserables” in 1987 and starred in “Aspects of Love” opposite Michael Ball in London’s West End in 1989 and on Broadway in 1990.

Crumb received a Tony nomination for the title role in the musical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” by Daniel Levine and Peter Kellogg, which ran for 18 previews and 46 performances in 1992.